Any person who intends to either collect money or sell articles for the benefit of charitable or other purposes in any street or public place requires a street collection permit from Powys Council as the licensing authority.
A street includes any highway or public bridge, road lane, footway, square, court, alley, or passage, whether a thoroughfare or not. Public place includes any area which the public have access.
It is Powys Council's interpretation of the Police, Factories, etc. (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1916, that direct debit fund-raising is not caught by the Act.
Prior to making an application you will need to check availability of the date/s you require with the licensing service.
Please use the links on the right of this page to apply.
Alternatively, please use the contact details on the right of this page to make enquiries and to request a street collection application form.
Once the collection is submitted you are required to submit a form of statement detailing the collection.
It is essential that the promoter of the collection is fully aware of the requirements of the regulation under the Act as already mentioned, non compliance is an offence.
Please ensure the necessary statements, in the prescribed form, are returned within one month of the collection. These forms are supplied with the licence.
Additional information on street collections can be found on the Charity Commission website.
There is no fee charged for applications for street collections or house to house collections.
Please contact Powys County Council in the first instance.
If you have a complaint in relation to a charity having a street collection, please contact your local office.
There are contact details available in a number of locations for this Service. Please select your nearest town:
The links below take you to another website which processes these applications on behalf of Powys County Council.