Flag day applications invited for 2016

Charities wishing to hold street collections and flag days in Douglas town centre in 2016 are invited to apply now to Douglas Development Partnership.

Douglas town centre manager Michelle O’Malley said: ‘The Isle of Man is well known for its commitment to charitable giving, even in these times when people are having to reassess their household budgets. Street collections are not only a great way for charities to connect with the general public and promote the work they do but also to promote any  campaigns they may wish to give visibility to, perhaps by staging an event around their collection day in the town centre.’

Under the Borough of Douglas General Byelaws 1991, 28 applications will be considered in any one year (not including emergency two-day street collections following a disaster appeal).

The Partnership will also consider applications for licences in non-town centre areas of Douglas on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information search ‘Charitable Collections and Flag Days’ at www.douglas.gov.im

Application forms are available from Michelle O’Malley,  or by calling into Douglas Development Partnership’s office at Chesterfield House, Victoria Street, Douglas. Forms may also be downloaded from www.douglas.gov.im

Applications for 2016 must be received by Thursday November 12, 2015.