Street collections

If you want to collect money or sell items on the street for charity, you might need a street collection licence, depending on where you are collecting and your local council.

Contact your local council to find out if you need a licence. Find council details

In Greater London (except the City of London) you’ll need to contact the Metropolitan Police for a licence.

House to house

You must apply to your council for a licence if you want to collect money or goods (that you plan to sell at a later date) from people’s homes for charity.

Contact your council (or if you're in London, the Metropolitan Police) to apply for the licence. Find council details here

Station collections

If you want to collect money on railway premises, you will need to make an application for permission, depending on where you are collecting.

For Network Rail stations, you'll find details on eligibility criteria and how to apply on their website. 

For London Underground, Docklands Light Railway, LondonOverground and TfL Rail stations, you'll find information on the TfL website