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Christmas carolling is a popular way to raise money over the festive period. To make sure every charity has a fair opportunity to collect donations, and the streets aren’t overrun with Father Christmas’, the law requires that anyone planning a collection must have a local Christmas carol permit. Applying for one is quite straightforward. Find out more below.
How to apply
You can apply for a Christmas carol permit (Form 3245) at the police station or by contacting your local licensing team, in the borough, or boroughs, where you plan to collect. You'll need to take along the following information:
contact details for your charity including Charity Commission registration number
a letter from the charity giving you permission to collect money on their behalf
the event date, time and location
Please note that permits will only be issued between 1 to 24 December in any year.
The charity collection must be in connection with the singing or playing of Christmas carols.
You can find addresses for all of our police stations on our Contact us page.
We must receive your application by the first day of the month before your chosen collection date. For example, if you’re planning to collect on 15 December we need to receive your application no later than 1 November.
Get help with your application
Please contact your local borough licensing officer to make an application and discuss dates for your collection during the festive period.