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Licences for collections

Street Collections

If you want to stand on the street and collect money for charity (also known as 'flag days') you will need a Street Collection Permit

These are free and you can provisionally book your preferred day with us, though the dates must be booked 28 days in advance.

The reason for the permit is to control the number of collectors in an area in any one day - which is in your interests. We shall only allow one charity collection to take place in the same town at any one time.

Other policy considerations are:

  • local charities i.e. those which support people, activities and interests in Allerdale will be allowed up to four collections per town per year.
  • National charities will be allowed up to two collections per town per year; and
  • Outside charities will be allowed one collection per town per year

What you must do

  • There are regulations on how to behave whilst collecting. These are enclosed with your permit.
  • Don't forget that a statement of accounts which will be found on the reverse of the permit, must be submitted within one month of the collection.

Download the Street Collections permit application form

Once completed send this form to the Licensing department at our main office in Workington.

House to House collections

Raising money for charity by collecting from house to house requires a permit. You can get this from the Licensing Department and it is free of charge.  

These permits are also required when collecting money from pub to pub.  

Permits are often issued on a weekly basis and there is no restriction on the number of collections taking place at any one time.

What you must do

  • Book the required dates by completing and submitting the form at least 28 days in advance.
  • House to House Regulations must be adhered to and will be enclosed with your permit.
  • All collectors must wear a prescribed badge in a prominent position when collecting.  A Certificate of Information will be forwarded with your permit for you to obtain a Certificate of Authority and Prescribed Badges for each collector. 
  • A statement of accounts found on the reverse of the permit must be completed and submitted within one month of the collection.

Download the House to House Collections permit application form

Once completed send this form to the Licensing department at our main office in Workington.