We have had to change the way that some of our services operate to meet the guidelines set out by the government in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

If you want to collect money or sell items on the street or in a public area for charity you will need to get a licence from us. It is our policy to not have more than one charity collecting at any one location at any one time.

You could be fined £200 if you collect money for charity without a licence.

Applications

At least 28 days notice must be given to arrange the necessary licences.

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Fees

There is no fee for the licence.

Returns

Once the collections have taken place, a return will be required showing how much has been collected and how the monies have been allocated.

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It is our policy to not have more than one charity collecting at any one location at any one time.

In addition collections for non-Torbay based charities can only take place on Saturdays between April and September, unless they are for an individual. 

There are also many terms and conditions to granting a permit. 

Street Collection Regulations 2006
Details of the terms and conditions for granting a street collections permit.
It is in the public interest that we must process your application before it can be granted. You cannot provide, operate or undertake the licensable activity without a licence and submitting an application form does not guarantee that a licence will be granted.
Additionally if a ‘Return’ is not submitted after the collection, then no new licence will be issued in the future until a ‘Return’ has been received.
If an applicant has not had a response within 28 working days please contact us.