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Street collection permits


A charitable collection must not be held in any Street or public place without a street collection permit. The Council will usually only allow one collection per organisation in a year.

Download an application form, complete and return it to the address below along with the following:

  • Two references (please see guidance for more information on suitable references)
  • Letter of authority from charity/organisation that you are collecting on behalf of
  • Landowners consent (if required for the collection. e.g. Metro Centre, Blaydon Precinct, Trinity Square) 


pdf  Street Collection Application form (211k)
pdf  Street Collection Application Guidance (91k)
pdf  Street Collection Application Regulation (92k)

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Gateshead Council
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Phone: 0191 433 4741

Tel: 0191 433 2830
Fax: 0191 477 4827
E-mail: Licensing