Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

why do we exist?

"Community Alcohol Partnerships tackle underage drinking in local communities through co-operation between alcohol retailers/licensees and local stakeholders. By providing advice, guidance and resources CAP support communities in developing their own capacity to deliver a co-ordinated, localised response to underage alcohol misuse."

" As Chief Executive of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute it is great to see the growth of community alcohol partnerships. They are an amazing way to bring businesses, regulators and communities together to deliver lasting solutions to the issues the underage drinking has on communities and young people. One of my proudest achievements in trading standards was the establishment of the first ever community alcohol partnership and I know colleagues up and down the country are equally proud of the benefits that their local schemes are bringing".

Leon Livermore
Chief Executive
Chartered Institute of Trading Standards


what is cap?

CAP encourages local partnership working to tackle underage alcohol misuse and associated anti social behaviour.   CAP is unique in that it recognises that retail is part of the solution and has been shown to be more effective than enforcement alone.

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is there a cap in my area?

88 CAPs have now been set up across the UK. Take a look at our map to find your nearest CAP. CAP is keen to explore opportunities for new CAPs in areas where there is an underage drinking problem.

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How can i get involved?

If there is a CAP scheme in your area, we can put you in touch with the local project co-ordinator, who will explain how to get involved. If there is no CAP in your area but you would like to talk about setting up a CAP, the CAP team will be able to give help and advice.

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