Apply for a street collection licence
You must apply for a street collection licence if you want to collect money for a charity or charitable purpose in a street, shop doorway, car park or outside area.
If you want to collect money inside a building such as a shopping centre then you do not need a permit but you will need permission from the owner.
How to apply
You should apply at least 28 days before your collection.
To apply for a street collection licence you must complete the application on GOV.UK.
Submit the application online or post your application to: Department for Place, Licensing Service, PO Box 1954, Bristol, BS37 0DD.
There is no fee for a street collection licence.