Commercial clothing collections

The Council will usually only allow one commercial clothing collection to take place per month where no National Exemption Order is held. 

Where a charity carries out its own collections without third party involvement, these may be licensed at the same time as an NEO collection if there is space available in the diary. 

We will not usually licence a commercial clothing collection at any time where nationally exempted charities are also carrying out a clothing collection. This is in accordance with our Charity Collections Policy 2020 - 2023. 

Each application is treated on its merits.

COVID-19 additional information and guidance

Charities and third party fundraisers must comply with any guidance regarding social distancing in line with the Government 'roadmap'.  Each application (where a licence is required) will be treated on its merits.   Please follow the current coronavirus guidance issued by Central Government and the Charity Commission  and/or Public Health England.  Also refer to guidance issued by the Fundraising Regulator  and/or Institute of Fundraising  

All fundraising activity should be properly risk assessed but the Council cannot sanction any risk assessments as being covid compliant.  Any non-compliance with social distancing guidelines is enforceable by the HSE.

Some collections do not need a licence. Unlicensed collections and those pending approval are listed.

Get in touch about charity licensing

The quickest way to contact us is by using our online forms which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need to speak to us give us a call and talk to our Customer Services team who will be happy to help. Alternatively, you can email the service direct.