Street collection licence

To collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in England or Wales, you require a street collection licence from your local council.

For fundraising in Lancaster city centre, a site management agreement is in place, restricting the areas that street collectors may operate in:

Site management agreement (PDF, 3.5MB)
Plan of permitted areas (JPG, 397KB)


Eligibility criteria

No provision in the legislation


Regulation summary

Please see the site management agreement above for access restrictions for fundraising in Lancaster city centre.

A summary of the regulation relating to this licence


Application evaluation process

No provision in the legislation


Will tacit consent apply?

No. It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact it.


Download an application form

Application for a Street Collection Permit (DOC, 126KB)
Submit a Street Collection Return (DOC, 42KB)

Apply online

Supply a return for a Street Collection


Failed application redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Licence holder redress

Please contact us in the first instance.


Consumer complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery).

Last updated: 26 October 2017