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 for a charity that is not registered with the Institute of Fundraising or Fundraising Regulator.

Thank you. To collect donations door to door, your charity must first be registered with the Institute of Fundraising or the Fundraising Regulator.

To find out more, visit the Institute of Fundraising or Fundraising Regulator websites or contact your charity directly.