PSNI suspends permits for street collections

20 Mar 2020 Denise Copeland    Last updated: 20 Mar 2020

In light of COVID-19, the PSNI has made the decision to temporarily suspend issuing any permits or licences for street and house-to-house charity collections in line with the Government’s guidance on social distancing.

In a statement issued today,  a spokesperson for the PSNI acknowledged:

"that this will be extremely disappointing for the charity and community sector, however I can assure you this decision was not taken lightly.  As you will appreciate, it is difficult to say how long this will go on for, however I can advise that we will keep this under regular review."

The Fundraising Regulator has issued guidance on public fundraising at this time. For more information see our summary at's picture
by Denise Copeland

Governance and Charity Advice Manager

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