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Licensing - Public Charitable Collection

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Licence Summary

A Public Charitable Collection means a collection of money, for charitable purposes, from the public, (whether or not you buy anything), taken either in a public place or by means of visits from place to place (e.g. a pub crawl or “house to house”).

A “public place” is one where the public has unlimited access e.g. the street but does not include shopping malls or car parks. 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 Note

There is no fee associated with requesting permission to hold a collection

To view a list of forthcoming collections for the next 3 months please refer to the Collection List

Regulation Summary

Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982

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    Aberdeen City Council
    Business Hub 6 L1S
    Marischal College

    AB10 1AB
    Phone: 01224 522878 or 522879