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Fund raising and charitable collections - licensing

Certain aspects of fund raising for worthy causes are regulated by law and details of arrangements for:

  • street collections (charitable collections)
  • house to house collections (charitable collections)
  • lotteries

are available via the links on this page. If applications for permission need to be made, the forms have been made available on the individual subject pages.

Additional information on bingo in community centres and members' clubs and race nights is available from the Gambling Commission.

In general terms, none of these opportunities to raise funds for worthy causes are available to any commercial undertaking.

Open Air Fund-Raising Events

If you want to arrange an open air fund raising event in Southampton please see the Events Team's "Holding your event in the city" page for practical advice and assistance in doing so.

Contacting the Licensing Team

If you need to contact us by email, 'phone or post, please do so using the details below.

Opening hourslink to interactive parking map

Members of the Licensing Team are normally available on weekdays at the Civic Centre, Southampton SO14 7LY from 09:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 16:00 to assist personal callers. We may be available at other times by prior appointment.

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