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Information Stalls and Charity Collections

To keep Kingston Town Centre a safe and enjoyable place to visit, all street activities must follow the appropriate guidelines and legislation.

If you want to carry out an on-street activity, please see the guidance below from the relevant statutory bodies.

 

Information Stall

If you are interested in raising awareness of your charity/not for profit organisation, without collecting money, please complete the form below and subject to availability you will be issued with a letter of permission from Kingstonfirst to allow you to conduct your activity in the Town.

 

Charity Collections

If you would like to support your favourite charities with charity collections in Kingston, you will need a permit issued by the Metropolitan Police. Please allow plenty of time to apply for your permit. Once it is granted, then complete the form at the bottom of this page with details of your collection date and planned activity. Dependent on availability, Kingstonfirst will send a letter of permission to allow you to conduct your activity in the Town. Please read carefully the Metropolitan Police Street Programme below and visit the  Metropolitan Police website for further information

Metropolitan Police Street Collection Programme (application process)

Within the Metropolitan Police District a street collection programme is in operation. The programme facilitates the smooth running of collections and avoids more than one charity collecting on the same day in the same borough. The regulations should be read carefully and must be fully complied with by anyone promoting or taking part in a street collection. Failure to comply with the Regulations is an offence, which may result in prosecution. 

PLEASE NOTE:  As of January 2016, any charity that is not a member of FRSB (Fundraising Standards Board) - Institute of Fundraising, will not be issued any permit to conduct Street Collections. Below are the pre-requisites to run an on-street fundraising campaign. Click here to view FRSB website

  • Charity must be registered with either Charities Commission in England Wales, Scotland, or Northern Ireland.
  • All Charities must hold membership with the Fundraising Standards Board (FRSB)
  • Applications may only be made by an employee approved by the charity to facilitate charity collections.
  • All Charities must NOT have any declared periods of non-registration.
  • The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) reserves the right to refuse permission to any organisation.
     

Direct Debits

If you plan to collect via direct debits, you will firstly need to seek the permission from The Public Fundraising Association. For more information, visit the PFRA website. Once, this has been done, you will also need to complete the Kingstonfirst application form below.

 

APPLY NOW TO HOLD AN EVENT IN KINGSTON

If you wish to run an Information Stall or hold a Charity Collection and have read and fully understood the above, please complete the Kingstonfirst Streets and Activities Enquiry application form here.