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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

RNLI Cirencester

31 July 2021

Cirencester Town Centre

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

07 August 2021

Victoria Hall, Bourton-on-the-Water.

The Royal Airforces Association

18 August 2021

Moreton in Marsh, Chipping Camden, Stow on the Wold

Cirencester Town Council

27 November 2021

The Market Place, Cricklade Street and Castle Street, Cirencester

The Salvation Army

04 December 2021

Tetbury

Meningitis Now

11 December 2021

Cirencester Town Centre

The Salvation Army

11 December 2021

Cirencester

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.

Cirencester and South Cerney 5:30 to 8pm

CHARITY NAME

DATE OF COLLECTION

LOCATION OF COLLECTION

 

From

To

 

Transformation For Veterans

1 July 2020

30 June 2021

COTSWOLD District
(09:00 - 17:00 hours)

PDSA

8 November 2020

31 October 2021

Cotswold District Council

Clothes Aid Service Ltd

20 November 2020

19 November 2021

COTSWOLD District
(07:00 - 15:00 hours)

Wood Green - The Animal Charity

1 December 2020

31 March 2021

Cotswold District 12pm - 8pm

Childrens Hearts

14 December 2020

13 December 2021

Cotswold District 8:00-18:00

Clothes Collection Ltd

20 December 2020

30 November 2021

All of Cotswolds

Audosta

18 January 2021

1 January 2022

All of Cotswolds

Boot Out Breast Cancer

5 February 2021

23 August 2021

All of Cotswolds

Leukaemia & Myeloma Research UK

15 March 2021

17 March 2022

Whole of Cotswold District council

Wood Green - The Animal Charity

1 April 2021

31 December 2021

All of Cotswolds

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

12 April 2021

2 May 2021

Cotswold District

Alzheimer's Research UK

12 April 2021

2 May 2021

Cotswold District

Christian Aid

10 May 2021

16 May 2021

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

30 October 2021

13 November 2021

All of Cotswolds

Christian Aid

15 May 2022

21 May 2022

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

29 October 2022

12 November 2022

All of Cotswolds

Christian Aid

14 May 2023

20 May 2023

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

28 October 2023

11 November 2023

All of Cotswolds

Christian Aid

12 May 2024

18 May 2024

All of Cotswolds

Christian Aid

11 May 2025

17 May 2025

All of Cotswolds