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House to house collections permit

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To make door-to-door charitable collections you need to apply for a House to House Collection permit. This allows you to collect money as well as direct debit pledges, clothes, furniture or other items to help a charitable cause. Sometimes 'charity bags' are used to collect these items.

If you want to collect on a street as well you must apply for a street collection permit.

How to apply

Fill in our online application form to apply to collect for charity in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. You'll also be able to upload a copy of your permission from the charity.

You will need to complete an application for each collection you wish to make within the next 6 months. Please allow at least 2 weeks notice before the collection date to process your application.

Financial returns

You'll need to submit a financial return within a month of the collection ending unless direct debit pledges. You'll have to complete this return if cash or items such as clothes were collected.

You also need to upload proof the amount has been paid to the charity. This can be a bank statement or letter/email from the charity.

Once your collection has ended, we'll send you an email with details of how to submit your financial return online.

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