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House to House Charitable Collections

Licence Summary

To run a group or organisation that makes house-to-house collections for charitable purposes you need a licence for the collection from your local authority, unless you hold an exemption.

In Yeovil Town, the administration of licences is the responsibility of Yeovil Town Council. In other parts of South Somerset, licences are dealt with by South Somerset District Council.

Eligibility Criteria

You must be a fit and proper person.

Regulation Summary

Under the terms of the House to House Collections Act 1939 and 1947 Amendment Act it is a legal requirement for an institution or an individual to acquire a permit from a local authority if it wishes to carry out such an activity.

A summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence is provided on this website.

Application Evaluation Process

The Local Authority will consider amongst other factors whether the amount of money to be given to charity against the likely proceeds of the collection and any convictions of the organiser.

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 local authority by the end of the target completion period, which is one calendar month from that date of receipt of a full application.

Application Evaluation Process

The Local Authority will consider amongst other factors whether the amount of money to be given to charity against the likely proceeds of the collection and any convictions of the organiser.

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 local authority by the end of the target completion period, which is one calendar month from that date of receipt of a full application.

Apply Online

Apply to run a house to house collection in Yeovil Town by using this document:

Notify us of the result of a street collection by using this form:

Failed Application Redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Town Clerk
Yeovil Town Council
Town House
19 Union Street
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1PQ

Telephone: 01935 382424
Email: town.clerk@yeovil.gov.uk

If the Town Council has refused to grant a licence, the applicant will be given written notice of the ground(s) upon which it has been refused; it will also state that an appeal may be made to the Secretary of State. The time within any such appeal may be brought is 14 days from the date on which notice of refusal is given by the Town Council. The decision of the Secretary of State is final.

Licence Holder Redress

In the first instance please contact:

The Town Clerk
Yeovil Town Council
Town House
19 Union Street
Yeovil
Somerset
BA20 1PQ

Telephone: 01935 382424
Email: town.clerk@yeovil.gov.uk

If the Town Council has revoked a licence, the applicant will be given written notice of the ground(s) upon which it has been revoked; it will also state that an appeal may be made to the Secretary of State. The time within any such appeal may be brought is 14 days from the date on which notice of refusal is given by the Council. The decision of the Secretary of State is final.

Consumer Complaint

We would always advise that in the event of a complaint the first contact is made with the trader by you - preferably in the form a letter (with proof of delivery). If that has not worked, if you are located in the UK, Citizens Advice Bureau will give you advice. From outside the UK contact the UK European Consumer Centre.

Trade Associations

The Institute of Fund Raising

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