A Public Charitable Collection means a collection of money, for charitable purposes, from the public taken either in a public place or by means of visits from place to place (e.g. house to house).
A “public place” is one where the public has unlimited access e.g. the street but does not include supermarkets/shops etc. If you wish to collect in these places you must first obtain permission from the management responsible for the place in which you want to collect.
“Charitable purposes” are any charitable, benevolent or philanthropic purposes.
The taking of money from members of the public in the street, road or other thoroughfare is usually known as a “Flag Day”.
For further information please refer to the Guidance Notes (21kb pdf).
There is no fee associated with requesting permission to hold a collection.
Applicants must complete the Application Form (46kb pdf) | Returns Form (48kb pdf) and submit it to the relevant Licensing Office within the area in which they are to collect. A list of these offices are detailed below.
An application must be:
- In writing
- Be signed by the applicant.
- Made no later than 28 days before the proposed collection
Iona Cook/Geraldine Sutherland
Tel: (01955) 609508
e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Elsey/Wilma Adam,
Tel: (01463) 785098
e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: (01397) 707233
Nairn and Badenoch and Strathspey Area
Susan Grant/Ann Grant,
The Court House,
Tel: (01667) 458516
e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Ross and Cromarty Area
Linda Hay/Angela Mair,
Tel: (01349) 868579
e-mail: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
Skye and Lochalsh Area
Tigh Na Sqire,
Tel: (01478) 613824
Tel: (01955) 607705