About Club Premises Certificates
A Club Premises Certificate is required for clubs that members join for a particular social, sporting or political purpose and then combine to purchase alcohol in bulk for members. The club has restricted access to the public (non-members) and the alcohol is supplied to members for no profit. You are able to apply online for a Club Premises Certificate.
Clubs meeting the following criteria are known as 'qualifying clubs' and when wishing to conduct the activities above a Club Premises Certificate is required:
Under the rules of the club, persons may not be admitted to membership, or be admitted, as candidates for membership, to any of the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their nomination for membership and their admission
Under the rules of the club, those becoming members without prior nomination or application may not be admitted to the privileges of membership without an interval of at least two days between their becoming members and their admission
The club is established and conducted in good faith as a club
The club has at least 25 members
Alcohol is not supplied to members on the premises other than by or on behalf of the club
The purchase and supply of alcohol by and for the club is managed by a committee made up of elected members of the club all aged over 18 years
No arrangements may be made for any person to receive any commission, percentage or similar payment at the expense of the club with reference to purchases of alcohol by the club
No person can directly or indirectly receive any monetary benefit from the supply of alcohol to members or guests apart from to benefit the club as a whole. Any indirect benefit a person derives by the supply of alcohol must contribute to a general gain for the club as a whole
If you wish to supply alcohol to non-members (not including guests of members) for a one off occasion such as a birthday party, you should apply for a Premises Licence or a Temporary Event Notice (TEN).