Guide Charitable collections

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2. Supply a return for a charitable street collection

Before giving your return please read our information about charitable street collections.

How to supply a return

Once you've carried out the street collection you'll need to give us a return giving an account of the monies raised. 

You'll need to do this within one month of the collection. 

You can give your return online. We'll need to know:

  • the name of the charity or fund which is to benefit
  • the place of collection
  • the proceeds of collection
  • expenses and application of proceeds

An accountant will need to give a certificate to confirm that the return is a true account of the collection.


There is no cost for giving the return.

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You'll need to know how much money was raised and how much any expenses came to.

When you have submitted the charitable collection return there is nothing else you need to do.