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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
  • Landowner's consent (if required for the collection, for example, Metro Centre, Blaydon Precinct, Trinity Square) 

Street Collection Application form (PDF) [55KB] (opens new window)

Street Collection Application Guidance (PDF) [51KB] (opens new window)

Street Collection Application Regulation (PDF) [91KB] (opens new window)

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Gateshead Council
Civic Centre
Regent Street

0191 433 4741