Licence and permit applications
Public charitable collections
Apply for a public charitable collection permit if you want to collect money for charity in Scotland.
This permit covers collecting money from members of the public:
- in public
- on a 'place-to-place' basis (eg house to house)
The permit does not cover some public access places, like privately-run shopping centres or car parks.
You do not need to apply for a permit if you collect:
- during a public meeting
- using a container in a fixed position in a public place, eg a collecting tin kept on a shop counter