Charitable collection licence for house-to-house collections
House-to-House Collections Act 1939. To collect for charity door-to-door you must complete our house-to-house collections application form, found below in Associated documents, to obtain a permit.
Charities given an exception by the Home Office do not require a house-to-house collection permit.
All collections must be carried out in accordance with the House-to-House Collections Regulations 1947.
Completed application forms
Please submit your application form to Licensing accompanied by the house-to-house charitable collection bag (not a copy). Completed application forms must be supplied to the relevant council:
West Berkshire: Licensing, Council Offices, Market St, Newbury, RG14 5LD or scanned and emailed to Licensing@westberks.gov.uk.
Wokingham Borough: Licensing Team, Public Protection Partnership, Wokingham Borough Council, Shute End, Wokingham, RG40 1WW or scanned and emailed to Licensing@wokingham.gov.uk.
There is no application fee.
Following a collection a return form must also be completed and submitted to the relevant council.