Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships


To mark eight extraordinary years of progress, in which 88 Community Alcohol Partnership (CAP) schemes have been launched across the UK, CAP has published a report, Progress through Partnerships: Creating Safer Communities

It shows outstanding positive impacts on crime, anti-social behaviour, litter, residents’ feelings of safety and underage/proxy purchasing – changes that improve the quality of life for the public and reduce harm to young people.

"This innovative partnership is an excellent example of how public bodies, charities and private companies can work together to resolve a community problem. Not only have the partners contributed to the success of the project but also the youngsters of Brecon, whose involvement and commitment have also contributed to this success."

Councillor John Powell
Cabinet Member for Trading Standards
Powys County Council


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?

Over 90 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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