It is mandatory under the Douglas General Byelaws 2013 for charities to gain written consent from the local authority prior to collecting money from the public in the street

The Council will permit a maximum of 28 collections each year in the town centre, although additional collections can be authorised should charitable bodies wish to hold fundraising events elsewhere in the Borough.

Applications are welcomed from 1st September until 12th November for collections for the following year and allocated on a first come first served basis.

Further information and the application form can be downloaded here from the Douglas Borough Council website.