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Carol singing

A certificate is required for any person or persons wishing to hold a street collection in conjunction with the singing or playing of Christmas carols.

Such collections are only permitted to take place in the City of London between 1 and 24 December each year. Applications must be made no later than the first day of November.

Application form and guidance notes

Download application form for carol singing (43KB)
Download applicant guidance notes (34KB)
Download collection return sheet (54KB)
Download City of London regulations for carol singing (83KB)
Download City of London regulations for street collections (125KB)

Applicants who have not previously held a collection in the City of London are required to forward literature regarding the aims and objectives of the charity or fund, together with the last accounts of a carols collection in another area (if applicable) and the organisation's current annual report.

Applicants not directly employed by the benefiting Charity/Fund must provide an authorisation letter from the relevant organisation giving them permission to organise a carol collection on their behalf within the City of London on the dates nominated.