What is a Qualifying Club?

To be recognised as a qualifying club in relation to qualifying club activities a number of general conditions must be met.

These are:

  • there must be an interval of at least two days between a member's nomination or application for membership and his admission to the club.
  • the club must be established and conducted in good faith as a club (this involves consideration of details such as club finances and alcohol purchase procedure).
  • there must be at least 25 members.
  • alcohol is supplied to members on the premises on behalf of the club.
  • the purchase and supply of alcohol is managed by a committee of elected members aged over 18 years.
  • no individual may receive a commission or similar payment at the expense of the club with reference to the club's alcohol purchases.
  • no individual may receive financial benefit from the supply of alcohol to members or guests apart from to benefit the club as a whole.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate in contacting a member of the Licensing Team.