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Charity collections

Street collections

You will need a Street Collection Permit if you wish to make a charitable tin collection in the street, in a public or private place.

Apply for a street collection permit

There is no fee

View the street collection regulations

  • The completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the date of collection
  • We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to certain parts of the street/place
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to us within one month
  • Licences are valid for one day

After you have returned the application form, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, the licence is deemed granted.

This table shows which dates have already been booked for street collections.

Street collections

CHARITY NAME

DATE OF COLLECTION

 

LOCATION OF COLLECTION

 

From

To

 

Cancer Research UK

29 January 2021

30 January 2021

FOREST OF DEAN

The Royal British Legion

6 November 2021

13 November 2021

FOREST OF DEAN

 

House to house collections

You will need a licence to do a house-to-house collection of money or any other goods such as clothes on the doorstep of private homes and businesses.

Apply for a house to house collection licence

There is no fee

View a summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

  • The completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the start date of the collection.
  • We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to certain parts of the street/place/area.
  • Many of the large well-known charities hold a Home Office Exemption Certificate which means that no licence is required; however notice must be given to us as the licensing authority.
  • A licence will not be granted for a period of longer than 12 months.
  • We, as the licensing authority, may refuse a licence, or where granted, may revoke it in circumstances specified in The Act.
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to us within one month.

After you have returned the application form, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, the licence is deemed granted.

This table shows which dates have been booked for house to house collections.

House to house collections

CHARITY NAME

DATE OF COLLECTION

 

LOCATION OF COLLECTION

 

From

To

 

Children With Cancer UK Charity

1 October 2020

1 October 2021

Forest of Dean

Clothes Aid Service Ltd

8 November 2020

31 October 2021

Forest of Dean

World Cancer Care

1 December 2020

1 November 2021

Forest of Dean

British Heart Foundation

3 December 2020

3 January 2021

Forest of Dean

Against Breast Cancer

27 January 2021

27 January 2022

Forest of Dean

The Royal British Legion

1 March 2021

28 February 2022

Forest of Dean

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

3 May 2021

30 May 2021

Forest of Dean

Christian Aid Week

10 May 2021

16 May 2021

Forest of Dean

Boot out breast cancer

17 May 2021

16 May 2022

Forest of Dean

The Royal British Legion

30 October 2021

13 November 2021

Forest of Dean

Christian Aid Week

15 May 2022

21 May 2022

Forest of Dean

The Royal British Legion

29 October 2022

12 November 2022

Forest of Dean

Christian Aid Week

14 May 2023

1 May 2023

Forest of Dean

The Royal British Legion

28 October 2023

11 November 2023

Forest of Dean

Christian Aid Week

12 May 2024

18 May 2024

Forest of Dean

Christian Aid Week

11 May 2025

17 May 2025

Forest of Dean