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Street collections

A street collection is a means of collecting money from members of the public for the benefit of charitable or other similar purposes.

In order to be able to carry out a street collection in our area you will need to make an application to us for a permit.

Applications will be determined in line with the Council's Policy on Street Collections, which can be found here:

pdf Street Collections Policy (74 KB)

Due to the limits in place on the number of collections that will be permitted each year, it is worth making contact with us first to see if the date on which you wish to carry out your collection is available. You can do this by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phoning 01905 822799.

Note: If you plan to run an activity i.e. choir/dance performance alongside your street collection, you will also need to book High Street space with Worcester City Council's City Centre Team via our Events Application Portal.

Apply online

You can apply online for a permit via the website

Apply online

Apply by post

To apply by post for a permit you will need to complete the following form:

document Application form (539 KB)

The form should then be returned to us either:

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Post: Worcester City Council Licensing, Worcestershire Regulatory Services, Wyre Forest House, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, DY11 7WF

There is no fee payable when applying for a street collection permit.

Will tacit consent apply?

No, it is in the public interest that we consider and processes all applications.

After the collection has taken place

After your collection has taken place you must provide confirmation of the amount of money you have collected and details of any expenses you have incurred as part of the collection. This must be done within one month of the collection taking place.

You can submit a return online via the GOV.UK website

Submit a return online

The street collection return form template can be downloaded here:

document Collection return template (45 KB)

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