Community Alcohol Partnerships (CAP) is a Community Interest Company (CiC) which brings together and supports local partnerships of councils, police, retailers, schools, health providers and community groups across the UK to reduce alcohol harm among young people, improve their health and wellbeing and enhance their communities.
The single most important function of CAP is as a catalyst for effective local partnership work to reduce alcohol harm. We work with local communities to bring together and support stakeholders with a shared interest in preventing underage drinking and encouraging responsible drinking among young adults.
Local CAP partners will typically include police, trading standards, relevant local authority departments such as public health, licensing, community engagement and youth services, schools, local charities, housing associations, resident associations and alcohol retailers/licensees.
Each local CAP partnership is supported by a small head office team and local advisers, and is managed by a co-ordinator, who is often an employee of the local authority or police force.
CAP CiC has an independent Chair, Derek Lewis, and a Board of Directors which includes retailers, representatives of voluntary and charity sectors, the police and trading standards.
Funding for CAP CiC is provided by major alcohol retailers and alcohol producers who share our concerns about the harm of underage drinking. However, CAP’s work is entirely independent of these funders. Local CAPs receive additional funding from a wide variety of sources, including community funds and regional grants.
Our core activities are: