Street collections

If you wish to make a collection on behalf of a charitable cause in a street or public place then you require a street collection permit from us to do so.

There is no fee charged for this service.

How do I apply?

We handle all licence applications for cash collection on streets. If you wish to collect fundraising via Direct Debit you will need to contact the Institute of Fundraising, who handle Direct Debit fundraising in Gravesham.

You can apply using our online form. It takes about 10 minutes to complete.

We'll ask you for:

  • Your name and contact details
  • Charity name, address, and registered number
  • The dates you wish the collection to take place
  • A letter of authority from the charity you're applying to collect on behalf of
  • Public Liability Insurance (if applicable)

Before applying for a permit, please consult the Street Collection Guidance Notes

What do I do next?

You are required to keep records of any income and expenditure relating to your street collection, as well as providing a list of collectors within one month of the collection date.

Please use the online forms to submit these details once your collection has taken place.

Failure to comply with these requirements is an offence under section 5 of the Police, Factories (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916 which means that you could be fined £50 in the Magistrates Court, and may jeopardise any future requests for Street Collection Permits.