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Street collections

A street collection permit is required for any collection of money, or sale of articles, for the benefit of charitable purposes which takes place in a street or public place.

  • Street collection permits are required for collections carried out in public spaces, including outside supermarkets or shops and their car parks.
  • Permits are not required for charitable collections inside supermarkets and shops, as these are classed as private places. However, you will need to contact the supermarket in order to get their permission to collect.

The provision of a street collection permit allows you to collect in the centre of the requested town, which is within the South Holland District Council area.

Apply for a street collection permit

If you would like to apply for a street collection permit, please contact us on 01775 761161 or email licensing@sholland.gov.uk to confirm the date you wish to collect.

You must contact us before apply, as there is a restriction on the number of collections we would allow in one town on any day. Once a date is agreed by us, please submit an application form to us: Icon for pdf Street Charity Collection permit application form [77.01KB].

On receipt of your completed application form, we will issue your permit. Once you have finished your collection, you are required to insert a statement in a local newspaper to confirm the details of your collection and send a return form back to us detailing how much money was raised.