Welcome to Community Alcohol Partnerships

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 one up, the CAP team will be able to advise you. CAP has developed a "roadmap" for new schemes, an evaluation "toolkit" and a suite of posters and leaflets which can be adapted for each scheme.


The process for setting up a CAP is quite simple and will generally involve bringing together a number of agencies alcohol working to reduce alcohol related harm to young people and associated anti social behaviour as well as involving local alcohol retailers. Experience has shown that clear identification of the issues and planning before commencement is key to success. It is essential to build evaluation (pre- and post-) into any action plan as evaluation is a mandatory part of any CAP scheme.

The CAP flowchart shows the process for setting up a new CAP. All new schemes will be allocated a project officer who will be able to provide expert advice and guidance. Registered schemes will also receive access to a restricted section of the website, which contains full details of the "toolkit" of template process documents, evaluation models, surveys and a number of useful resources for CAP schemes.

 CAP flowchart v9

“I welcome the reduction in alcohol related youth anti-social behaviour. The CAP model has promoted effective and innovative partnership work between enforcement agencies, businesses and local community groups and has clearly played an important part in this. I would encourage every area with evidence of alcohol related youth crime to give serious consideration to setting up a CAP to reduce crime and build safer neighbourhoods.”

Mike Penning
Minister of State for Policing, Criminal Justice and Policing