Charity Collections

How to apply for street and house to house collection permits

Charitable Street Collections

You will require a Street Collection Permit to carry out a charitable street collection within the Uttlesford District Council area. Application forms are available from Uttlesford District Council and when returned should be accompanied by as much information as possible including  the latest accounts relating to the benefiting charity.

Please note that Uttlesford District Council only allows one collection per town at anytime during the year. Once you you have a collection date in mind it is advisable to contact us to check that date is available.

Application forms

Application for a new Street Collection
Icon for pdf Street Collections Licence Application Form [29.28KB]
Icon for word Street Collections Regulations [38.5KB]
Icon for word Statement of Amount Collected Form [33.5KB]

Please allow at least 28 days for the application to be considered.

Street collections are a very popular way of raising monies for charitable and benevolent purposes. For this reason you can apply from 1 November for bookings in the following year.

Once the collection has taken place a statement of amount collected must be completed and returned to the council within 28 days of the date of collection.

Charitable House to House Collections

A collection, which is conducted from door to door, requires a House to House Collection Permit. Application forms are available from Uttlesford District Council and when returned should be accompanied by as much information as possible including  the latest accounts relating to the benefiting charity.

Application forms

Application for a House to House collection
Icon for pdf House to House Collections Licence Application Form [66.22KB]
Icon for word Statement of Amount Collected Form [33.5KB]

Please allow at least 28 days for the request to be considered.

Once the collection has taken place a statement of amount collected must be completed (see Related Documents) and returned to the council within 28 days of the date of collection.

If the charity holds a Home Office Certificate of Exemption then you only need to notify Uttlesford District Council of the dates of collection.

Will tacit consent apply?

Tacit consent applies to Charity Collection Licences. In this case, we must process your application before it can be granted.
Where tacit consent does apply, this means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period.

Collections on private property

To collect on private property e.g. supermarkets, shops, garden centres etc, you do not need a Street Collection Permit only the permission of the owner.

 


Contact the Licensing Team