House-to-house charitable collections, now more than ever, are an important source of income for local and national charities.
Charities or commercial companies collecting on behalf of charities are required to obtain a licence from us before they can run a house-to-house collection. This helps to ensure that collections are not carried out under false pretences or under fraudulent circumstances.
Authorised charities this month
During March and April the following charities have obtained a licence and are authorised to collect house-to-house collections in the local area:
- Children with Cancer - 6th to 12th April 2020
- Samuel's Charity - 13th to 19th April 2020
- Cancer Research and Genetics UK - 20th to 26th April 2020
- Scope will also be collecting from 6th to 26th April 2020
As well as the authorised charities listed above, a number of national charities are also legally allowed to run a charity collection.
Unfortunately not all charity collections are legitimate. Rogue collectors ask for donations to be left for collection using a bag or leaflet that looks similar to legitimate charities. If you receive a request like this always check for a charity registration number rather than a company registration number on their paperwork or bag.
If you are still unsure of the authenticity of a charity collection, we recommend that you drop off your goods in person at one of your local charity shops or organisations.