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Charity collections

Licences and permits are required for the following types of charity collections:

Street collections

You will need a street collection permit if you wish to make a charitable tin collection in the street, or in a public or private place.

How to apply for street collections

Please read the street collection regulations before applying.

Apply for a street collection licence
  • The completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the date of collection.
  • We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to certain parts of the street/place.
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to the Council within one month.
  • Licences are valid for one day.

This table shows which dates have already been booked for street collections.

Charity name

Date of collection

Location of collection

Cancer Research UK 

17 October 2020

Cirencester, Town Centre 

Cancer Research UK

23 October 2020

Cirencester, Town Centre

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

24 October to 7
November 2020

Cotswold District

The Salvation Army

21 November 2020

Cirencester Town Centre

Cirencester Town Council

28 November 2020

Cirencester, Market Place, Cricklade Street
and Castle Street

The Salvation Army

5 December 2020

Tetbury Town Centre

Citizens Advice Cotswold District (CACD)

5 December 2020

Cirencester, Market Place, Cricklade Street, Dyer Street, and Gosditch, West Market Place

Barnardo's Children's charity

6 December 2020

Cirencester

Meningitis Now

12 December 2020

Cirencester, Town Centre

The Salvation Army

12 December 2020

Cirencester, Town Centre

The Lions Club Tetbury

14 November 2020

Tetbury

The Lions Club Tetbury

21 November 2020

Tetbury

The Lions Club Tetbury

12 December 2020

Tetbury, outside Tesco

The Lions Club Tetbury

19 December 2020

Tetbury, outside Tesco

House to house collections

You will need a licence to undertake a house-to-house collection of money or any other goods such as clothes on the doorstep of private homes and businesses.

How to apply for house to house collections

Please read the street collection regulations before applying.

Apply for a house to house collections licence
  • the completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the start date of the collection.
  • you must provide a covering letter which provides details on the following:-
  • details of the aims and objectives of your society
  • a list of the society's patron and officers and, if applicable, branch officers
  • copies of accounts of collections held in other areas
  • the format of the proposed collection
  • details of the methods used to obtain collectors and how those collectors are controlled
  • any other information you may wish to send in support of your application

We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to

  • certain parts of the street/place/area.
  • Many of the large well known charities hold a Home Office Exemption Certificate which means that no licence is required; however notice must be given to the Council as the licensing authority.
  • A licence will not be granted for a period of longer than 12 months.
  • We, as the licensing authority, may refuse a licence, or where granted, may revoke it in circumstances specified in the Act.
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to the Council within one month.
  • There is no fee

This table shows which dates have been booked for house to house collections.

Charity name

Date of collection

Location of collection

Transformation For Veterans

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Cotswold District
9am to 5pm

Clothes Aid service Ltd

20 November 2020 to 19 November 2021

Cotswold District, 7am to 3pm

Children's Hope Foundation

28 September to 27 October 2020

Cotswold District 8am to 5pm

 

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