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Money collection permit

  • Permit or other obligation
  • Nationwide except the Åland Islands
  • Public service

Money collection campaigns appeal to the public in order to obtain donations. The donors receive no reward for donating money to the campaign.

The National Police Board grants permits for money collection. The permit is valid until further notice.

Do the following

You can apply for a money collection permit by submitting a written application. The application can be submitted through the police e-service. The applicant organisation should log in using a Suomi.fi identifier. You can also submit the application at a police station or a police service point.

You should fill in all the details on the application form carefully, as an incomplete form may delay the processing. You should submit the application to the police well in advance.

Attach the following to your permit application:

- An extract from the Register of Associations, the Register of Foundations or the Trade Register/an extract from a register maintained by a public organisation.

- A copy of the rules of the association or foundation.

- An annual report or other proof of the applicant having engaged in activities that promote their chosen cause. An annual report is the preferred form of proof. Other forms of proof are only accepted if there is no annual report. The reason for the lack of annual report must also be given.

- A proof of the measures the applicant has taken to monitor money collection campaigns and the use of the collected funds. This can also be included in the documents mentioned previously.

The attachments are mandatory. If these documents are not provided with the application, the licensing authority will request them separately. The licence authority can also request other information related to the application or the documents.

For more information on how to apply for a money collection permit, visit the police website.

To whom and on what terms

A permit is needed to arrange money collection. Such a permit can be given to a community or a foundation for a public utility to collect funds for its activities for the public good.

An account must be given after the validity of the permit has ended. If the applicant has had a permit before and the account has not been given in due course, a new permit is not granted.

The holder of a permit that is granted for the time being has to give a yearly announcement informing their money collection activities to the National Police Board. Also a yearly plan considering future activities must be given.

A fee is charged for the service.

Basic information

The service is provided byPoliisi
Responsible for the servicePoliisi
Area Whole Finland (except Åland)
Available languagesEnglish, Swedish, Finnish
Text edited by: Poliisi
Updated: 1/3/2021