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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

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

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

Wood Green, The Animal Charity

1 December 2020 to 31 March 2021

Cotswold District 12pm to 8pm

Transformation For Veterans

1 July 2020 to 30 June 2021

Cotswold District
9am to 5pm

PDSA

8 November 2020 to 31 October 2021

Cotswold District

Clothes Aid service Ltd

20 November 2020 to 19 November 2021

Cotswold District, 7am to 3pm

Children's Hearts

14 December 2020 to 13 December 2021

Cotswold District 8am to 6pm

Audosta

18 January 2021 to 1 January 2022

All of Cotswolds

Clothes Collection Ltd

20 December 2020 to 30 November 2021

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

30 October to 13 November 2021

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

29 October to 12 November 2022

All of Cotswolds

The Royal British Legion

28 October to 11 November 2023

All of Cotswolds