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Licence - Public Charitable Collections

Licence - Public Charitable Collections

Licence summary


To organise a public charitable collection to be held in a public place or by house-to-house collection you will need permission Clackmannanshire Council, unless you hold an exemption.

There is no fee payable.

The Council may impose conditions, taking account of local circumstances, including :

  • specification of date, time and frequency of collection

  • specification of area where it can take place

  • regulation of its conduct

  • specification of form of collection boxes, other containers and other articles used for the collection

  • matters relating to local circumstances


Eligibility Criteria


The organiser of the collection must apply in writing or by electronic means to the Council no later than one month before the date of the collection unless the Council has specified another time period.

Regulation Summary


A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

Application Evaluation Process


The Council will consult the Chief Constable of Central Scotland Police and make such other inquiries as it thinks fit.

The Council will consider:

  • whether any public inconvenience will arise from the proposed date, time, frequency or area of the collection

  • other collections taking place on the same or a near date

  • the adequacy of amount of money to be given to charity from the likely proceeds of the collection

  • any convictions of the organiser that involve dishonesty


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 from the Council by the end of the target completion period which is 6 weeks from date of receipt of your application with all supporting documentation.

Apply Online


Application for a permit to hold a charitable collection
Supply a return for a charitable collection

Failed Application Redress


Please contact our Licensing Administrator in the first instance.

The organiser of a collection may appeal to the Sheriff of Tayside, Central and Fife at Alloa within 14 days of the date of refusal or the imposition of conditions. If reasons for a decision have been given, the 14 days period runs from the date of receipt of those reasons.

Licence Holder Redress


Please contact our Licensing Administrator in the first instance.

The organiser of a collection may appeal to the Sheriff of Tayside, Central and Fife at Alloa if permission is withdrawn or conditions are varied within 14 days of the date of the decision or, if reasons for a decision have been given, within 14 days from the date of receipt of those reasons.

Consumer Complaint


We advise that in the event of a complaint you firstly contact the organiser - in writing (with proof of delivery). If still dissatisfied, and you are located in the UK, Consumer Rights webpage will give you advice. If you are located outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Other Redress


None

Trade Associations


None

Please note that fees lodged with any Licence application are non-refundable.

For Further Information Contact

Licensing Administrator, Community and Regulatory
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: +44 (0)1259 452093 / 450000
Email: