f you wish to make a house to house collection for charitable purposes you need to obtain a permit under the House to House Collections Act 1939.
Licences may be granted for a period not exceeding twelve months, subject to special latitude in cases where the licensing authority wish to provide for the simultaneous expiration of licences in respect of annual collections or collections made continuously over a long period.
Licences may be granted in respect of the whole, or part only, of an area, but, where a collection extends to more than one licensing area, a separate licence must be obtained from each authority.
Within a month after the collection you will be required to forward a statement of all moneys received and all articles collected and disposed of as detailed in the Returns Form. Accounts to the Secretary of State must be sent annually.