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Charities: Ashford Borough Council


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.


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