To carry out a Street Collection you must first obtain a permit from the City Council. The City Council has a policy of only permitting one charity to carry out a street collection in any one ward of the council on any day.

Applicants must contact the Licensing Section to check availability of dates. A street collection licence must not provide financial gain for any individual and the whole proceeds of the collection with the exception of minor expenses must be donated to the charity.

The Council requires at least 28 days notice before the date on which it is proposed to make the collection.  

How to apply

Apply online

Street collection licence application
Prior to completing the online form, please contact the Licensing Section who will confirm availability and issue you with a confirmation application number for completion on the form.

Street Collection Regulations (pdf 17kb)

Will Tacit Consent Apply?

Yes.  This means that you will be able to act as though your application is granted if you have not heard by the end of the target completion period which is 28 days from the date of submission of all correct and relevant information.


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Licensing Office
Newington Road East
Newcastle upon Tyne

Phone: 0191 278 3864


Page last updated: 
28 December 2017
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