House-to-house charity collections
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 January the following charities have obtained a licence and are authorised to collect house-to-house collections in the local area:
- National Deaf Children's Society - 4 to 10 January 2021
- Cancer Research and Genetics UK - 18 to 24 January 2021
- Beads of Courage - 25 to 31 January 2021
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.