If you're collecting for charity in London you may need a licence. The Met is the licensing authority for all charity collections that involve fundraisers going house-to-house, whether that's for cash, direct debits or clothing. We also license street collections of cash, but not where fundraisers are collecting direct debits. Those types of collection are managed by the Institute of Fundraising. Answer a few quick questions below to find out if you need a charity collection licence, what kind you need and how to apply.

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I’m collecting direct debit details house-to-house.

Thank you. Unless you have a National Exemption Order (issued by HM Government - you can find out about that here ), you will need a licence from the Metropolitan Police.