Charitable collections

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House to house collections

If you want to make a collection for a charitable purpose in our area by making visits from house to house to appeal for money, other property (for example clothes) or to sell things you need a house to house collection licence from us.

Charities that hold a Cabinet Office order of exemption are not required to apply to us for a licence. However, they are requested to advise us in writing that they have an order of exemption along with the date and location of their collections. Having received this information we can try and avoid collections from clashing with one another.
 

Applying for a house to house collection licence

Before you make an application you are encouraged to contact officers in our licensing department to find out whether or not the dates you want to collect are available.

To apply for a house to house collection licence, you should complete the application form below.

This should then be returned by post to the Licensing Department, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT or by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk. Telephone 01684 272167.

You do not have to pay a fee to apply for a house to house collection licence.
 

Will tacit consent apply?

No, it is in the public interest that we consider and processes all applications.
 

After the collection has taken place

After your collection has taken place you must provide confirmation of the amount of money you have collected and details of any expenses you have incurred as part of the collection. This must be done within one month of the expiry of the licence.


Street collections

A street collection is a means of collecting money from members of the public for the benefit of charitable or other similar purposes.

In order to be able to carry out a street collection in our area you will need to make an application to us for a permit.
 

Applying for a street collection permit

We have decided that street collections are normally restricted to one per week in each parish, and usually a collection would only be authorised to take place on a Saturday, when there are likely to be more potential donors out on the streets.

Before making an application you are encouraged to contact officers in our licensing department to find out whether or not the day that you want to collect on is available.

To apply for a street collection permit, you should complete the application form below.

This should then be returned by post to the Licensing Department, Tewkesbury Borough Council, Public Services Centre, Gloucester Road, Tewkesbury, GL20 5TT or by email at licensing@tewkesbury.gov.uk. Telephone 01684 272167.

You do not have to pay a fee to apply for a street collection permit.
 

Will tacit consent apply?

No, it is in the public interest that we consider and processes all applications.
 

After the collection has taken place

After your collection has taken place you must provide confirmation of the amount of money you have collected and details of any expenses you have incurred as part of the collection. This must be done within one month of the collection taking place.