What information must you provide to us?Last updated: 05 March 2010 10:29 UK
The 1939 Act specifies that any licence application must be made in "the prescribed manner". This means the attached application form. This is to allow us to consider carefully the way in which you propose to promote the collection. We may refuse to grant (or revoke) a licence on the following statutory grounds:
- Inadequate amount of money to be given to charitable purposes.
- Excessive payments to persons from proceeds received.
- Likelihood of 'begging' offences being committed.
- Applicant not considered fit and proper, having been convicted of specified offence(s) detailed in the 1939 Act. (We might ask the applicant or any other person connected with the charitable purpose to submit police checks.)
- Applicant has previously failed (or is likely to) not exercise due diligence to ensure compliance of regulations, conduct of collectors etc etc.
- Applicant has not furnished such information as we "may reasonably require".
- It is important therefore that you comply fully with the steps below.
- That you have normally submitted your application at least one month before the proposed collecting date(s) specified in your application.
- That you have completed the application form fully in every respect.
It is an offence to knowingly or recklessly make a false statement to the Council. We also reserve the right to make more detailed enquiries about your application.