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Apply for a charitable street collection permit

If you want to collect money for charity in a public place, whether it’s by collecting donations or selling goods, you must have a permit first. Applying for a permit is free.

Please read through the guidance notes in the application form before submitting your application.

Apply Online

Apply online for a Charitable Street Collection Permit

2019 applications

Apply in writing

To apply by email, complete the downloadable application form with a scan of your signature and email it to licensing@birmingham.gov.uk.

To apply by post, print the downloadable application form, complete it and return it to the address below.

If a specific date is important, please give a reason on the form.

2020 applications

We are now inviting applications for 2020.

The fully completed application should be returned to the Licensing Section at the address below before 1 November 2019.

Any applications received by this date will be dealt with at the same time in order to try and allocate applicants their first choice of date. Please note that dependent upon the level of demand we may not be able to give you your preferred date. If a specific date is important please indicate the reason on the form.
We will contact you before the end of December to inform you of the date(s) provisionally allocated to you. If you have any questions while you are waiting to hear from us, however, please contact us using the telephone number or email address shown below.

To apply by email, complete the downloadable application form with a scan of your signature and email it to licensing@birmingham.gov.uk. 

To apply by post, print the downloadable application form, complete it and return it to the address below.

Please note: Applications that miss the deadline of 1 November 2019 will be set aside and will not be considered until after the first phase of date allocation has been completed.
 

Permit restrictions

When you have your permit you must not:

  • collect money in subways, pedestrian underpasses or on the Pallasades ramp
  • collect money in any privately controlled shopping area (the Bullring, Fort Shopping Park, One Stop Perry Barr, etc) without permission from their management
  • claim for travel expenses from your collection money
  • collect money in Centenary Square, Colmore Square or Victoria Square (please contact City Centre Operations for permission on 0121 675 3626 or citycentre@birmingham.gov.uk)
  • collect direct debit pledges without our permission (call 0121 303 9896 or email licensing@birmingham.gov.uk)
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