There are two types of charitable collections:
It is Torbay Council policy to not have more than one charity collecting at any one location at any one time.
In addition collections for non-Torbay based charities can only take place on Saturdays between April and September, unless they are for an individual. See Related Documents for Torbay Council’s Street Collection Policy.
There are also many terms and conditions to granting a permit. See information on the Street Collections Regulations 2006.
At least 28 days notice must be provided to arrange the necessary Permits.
If you intend to visit a number of houses or other premises in the course of your collection, you will be required to obtain a House to House Collection Permit. This is usually obtained from the Council although certain larger charities have permission form the Home Office to collect. It will be necessary, once permission has been granted, to obtain Collectors Badges from The Stationary Office and comply with a number of other conditions.
If you intend to collect in an outside area to which the public has access and from which they cannot be excluded by, for example, closing a gate or door, you must obtain a Street Collection Permit from the Council. It is Torbay Council policy to not have more than one charity collecting at any one location at any one time.
In addition collections for non Torbay based charities can only take place on Saturdays between April and September, unless they are for an individual. See Related Documents for Torbay Council’s Street Collection Policy.
Once the collections have taken place, a return will be required showing how much has been collected and how the monies have been allocated.
There is no fee for the licence.
Can the Licence be Granted Automatically?
It is in the public interest that Torbay Licensing Authority must process your application before it can be granted. You cannot provide, operate or undertake the licensable activity without a Licence and submitting an application form does not guarantee that a Licence will be granted.
Additionally if a ‘Return’ is not submitted after the collection, then no new licence will be issued in the future until a ‘Return’ has been receieved.
If an applicant has not had a response within 28 working days please contact the Licensing and Public Protection team.
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