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Charity collections

Street collections

You will need a Street Collection Permit if you wish to make a charitable tin collection in the street, in a public or private place.

Apply for a street collection permit

There is no fee.

View the street collection regulations.

  • The completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the date of collection
  • We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to certain parts of the street or place
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to us within one month
  • Licences are valid for one day

After you have returned the application form, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, the licence is deemed granted.

If you intend to collect in the Woolgate Shopping Centre in Witney you will also need permission from the Centre manager, Rob Steere. Contact him by emailing robert@woolgateshopping.co.uk or calling 01993 778370. You will not be authorised to collect there unless you have permission.

This table shows which dates have already been booked for street collections.

CHARITY NAME

DATE OF COLLECTION

LOCATION OF COLLECTION

 

From

To

 

The Royal British Legion

23 April 2021

7 May 2021

Witney

The Royal British Legion

14 May 2021

 

Witney

RNLI - Savings Lives In Water

29 May 2021

 

Witney

Greek Animal Rescue

25 June 2021

 

High Street, Witney

RNLI - Savings Lives In Water

26 June 2021

 

Chalbury

Amnesty International

26 June 2021

 

Streets of town centre, Woodstock

RNLI - Savings Lives In Water

16 July 2021

 

Carterton

Bampton Spajers

 

2 August 2021

 

Bampton

Amnesty International

4 September 2021

 

In the centre of Chipping Norton

The Royal Air Forces Association

16 September 2021

 

Carterton

The Royal Air Forces Association

18 September 2021

 

Bampton, Burford, Chipping Norton, Woodstock, High Street, Woolgate and Witney

Amnesty International

25 September 2021

 

In the Centre of Witney

Guide Dogs for the blind

16 October 2021

 

Witney

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal

6 November 2021

13 November 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

House to house collections

You will need a licence to do a house-to-house collection of money or any other goods such as clothes on the doorstep of private homes and businesses.

Apply for a house-to-house collection licence

There is no fee

View a summary of the eligibility criteria for this licence

  • The completed form must be returned at least one month prior to the start date of the collection.
  • We may, in granting the licence, limit the collection to certain parts of the street/place/area.
  • Many of the large well-known charities hold a Home Office Exemption Certificate which means that no licence is required; however notice must be given to us as the licensing authority.
  • A licence will not be granted for a period of longer than 12 months.
  • We, as the licensing authority, may refuse a licence, or where granted, may revoke it in circumstances specified in The Act.
  • After the collection has taken place a financial return form must be returned to us within one month.

After you have returned the application form, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, the licence is deemed granted.

This table shows the dates which have been booked for house to house collections.

CHARITY NAME

DATE OF COLLECTION

LOCATION OF COLLECTION

 

From

To

 

Cancer UK

1 February 2020

13 February 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Recycle Proline LTD

5 October 2020

4 October 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Real Fundraising

23 October 2020

23 August 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Childlife

2 November 2020

31 October 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Clothes Aid

8 November 2020

31 October 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

PDSA

8 November 2020

31 October 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Wood Green Animal Shelters

1 December 2020

31 March 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Alzheimers's Research UK

3 December 2020

3 January 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

3 December 2020

3 January 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Eynsham Rotary 2020

11 December 2020

21 November 2021

Eynsham, Stanton Harcourt, Freeland and Hanborough

Skyecycle

1 January 2021

30 June 2021

North of West Oxfordshire

Against Breast Cancer

1 January 2021

1 January 2022

All of West Oxfordshire

Skyecycle

10 January 2021

10 July 2021

South of West Oxfordshire

Audosta Ltd

18 January 2021

31 January 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

National Deaf Children's Society

15 February 2021

31 December 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Battersea Dog's and Cat's Home

15 February 2021

15 February 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

UK Clothing Caravan Ltd

1 March 2021

28 February 2022

All of West Oxfordshire

World Cancer care

8 March 2021

26 November 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Wood Green - The Animal Charity

1 April 2021

31 December 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity

3 May 2021

30 May 2021

 

Christian Aid

10 May 2021

16 May 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Transformation For Veterans

 

17 May 2021

16 May 2022

All of West Oxfordshire

The Royal British Legion

30 October 2021

13 November 2021

All of West Oxfordshire

Christian Aid

15 May 2022

21 May 2022

All of West Oxfordshire

The Royal British Legion

29 October 2022

12 November 2022

All of West Oxfordshire

Christian Aid

14 May 2023

20 May 2023

All of West Oxfordshire

The Royal British Legion

28 October 2023

11 November 2023

All of West Oxfordshire

Christian Aid

12 May 2024

18 May 2024

All of West Oxfordshire

Christian Aid

11 May 2025

17 May 2025

All of West Oxfordshire

Raffles (Small Society Lotteries)

All small society lotteries require registration under the Gambling Act 2005. This registration is needed when your organisation intends to sell printed raffle tickets in advance of the date on which the draw will take place. The Small Society Lottery registration is mainly for charitable purposes.

  • Call 01993 861000 to provisionally book a date and request an application form
  • Return your completed application form with the £40 fee
  • The registration lasts for a calendar year. After the initial registration if you pay an annual fee of £20 by the end of October the registration is renewed for another year.

View the Gambling Commission website to check that your organisation meets the regulations before you fill in the application form.

Once you have returned the application form, if you have not heard from us by the end of the target completion period, the licence has been granted.