Fundraising collections are a common method of raising money for charities. There are many different forms of charitable collections and all have different rules associated with them. Two of the most common are:
- street collection - anyone holding a collection in the street will need to apply for a licence.
- house to house collection – going from door-to-door collecting money or items also requires a licence from us, unless a Home Office Exemption Order has been granted.
- direct debit fundraising – is not currently licensable but a diary is held by us for Tenterden town centre. The Public Fundraising Regulatory Association hold the diary for Ashford town centre. The PFRA can be contacted on 0207 401 8452.
- private collection - if a collection is being held on private property, for example within a shopping centre, you must obtain permission from the landowner or manager. In some instances they may also ask you to obtain a street collection permit from us.
For further information contact licensing or call on 01233 330723.