Service Name

Fundraising Permits

About the service

In line with our vision to provide a "dignified life for all” members of the Community, the Department of Community Development (DCD) issues fundraising permits considering the relative laws and regulations. The fundraising permit service contributes to organizing the fundraising process in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and preserving donors' money. 

Beneficiaries

  • Non-Governmental Organizations.
  • Commercial companies.
  • Any other legal entities, according to the UAE applicable law and regulation

Channel to apply for the service

To apply for the service, please send the required documents to the following address: Social.Contribution@addcd.gov.ae

Timeframe to receive the service

Application review may take up to 20 business days.

Service Procedures

  • Filling out the application form.
  • The applicant must be a legal person according to the UAE’s laws and legislation.
  • Approval of the entities through which the donations will be collected (Emirates Red Crescent Authority / Ma’an Authority

Required documents to apply for the service

  • Filling out the donation collection permit application form. 
  • A copy of the passport / Emirates ID / valid residency (for non-nationals) of the representative of the entity.
  • A letter proving the approval of the relevant authorities (Emirates Red Crescent / Ma’an Authority)
  • The law of establishing, or license of the applicant.
  • A summary of advertising campaign for fundraising “If there”
  • Any other documents required by DCD.

Fees

No fees

Frequently asked questions

What are donations?

Any money collected in cash or in kind, movable or fixed, including the national currency, foreign currencies, bonds, sukuk and shares, in whatever form they are, including electronic or digital, for spending on charitable causes or providing charitable or humanitarian services and aid.

What are the requirements to apply for fundraising service?

  • Filling out the application form.
  • The applicant must be a legal person according to the UAE’s laws and legislations.
  • Approval of the entities through which the donations will be collected (Emirates Red Crescent Authority / Ma’an Authority)

What are the documents required to receive a donation collection permit? What are the requirements to get fundraising permit?

  • Filling out the donation collection permit application form. 
  • A copy of the passport / Emirates ID / valid residency (for non-nationals) of the representative of the entity.
  • A letter proving the approval of the relevant authorities (Emirates Red Crescent / Ma’an Authority)
  • The law of establishing, publicising, or issuing commercial licensing of the applicant for the permit.
  • Any other documents required by DCD.

What channels are available to apply for Fundraising permit service?

You can apply by sending your request to Social.Contribution@addcd.gov.ae

Are there any fees on this service?

There are no fees at present.

Who are the target audience of this service?

All legal persons wishing to collect donations.

What is the timeframe to review fundraising application?

Application evaluations may take up to 20 business days. 

If the permits are issued, will donations be collected via specific bank accounts?

Separate bank accounts will be opened to collect donations. 
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