Clubs and community groups

A club or community group needs to be covered by a valid TV Licence to:

  • watch or record programmes as they’re being shown on TV, on any channel
  • watch or stream programmes live on an online TV service (such as ITV Hub, All 4, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Now TV, Sky Go, etc.)
  • download or watch any BBC programmes on BBC iPlayer.
This applies to any device, including a TV, desktop computer, laptop, mobile phone, tablet, games console, digital box or DVD/VHS recorder.

Usually you only need one TV Licence to cover a club or community group. However, in some cases certain areas may need a separate TV Licence. Please check below to ensure you’re correctly licensed.

It costs £159 for colour and £53.50 for a black and white TV Licence. For further information, download our guide:

Clubs and community group viewing guide (PDF 802 Kb opens in a new window)

A single TV Licence will cover

All TV receiving equipment being used at a single site

This includes any building, vehicle, vessel or caravan being used for the main purpose of your club or community.

A single TV Licence won’t cover

Residential accommodation within your premises

e.g. Staff living on site.

Other clubs or groups that are separate from yours

If these are on the premises, but are run independently of the club or community group.

Other businesses or organisations

If the premises are sublet by the club or community group.

TV Licences for multiple sites

Company Group Licence

This is the easiest way to cover multiple sites for your club or community group. Apply for a Company Group Licence by calling 0300 790 6165*.

You don't need a TV Licence for
  • Watching on demand or catch up programmes on services other than BBC iPlayer
  • Watching S4C TV on demand
  • Streaming, renting or buying movies from providers like Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV, Netflix or Amazon
  • Watching DVDs, Blu-rays or videos
  • Playing internet video clips through services like YouTube or to play video games
  • CCTV.

Tell us you don't need a TV Licence

If you still have questions take a look at TV Licensing FAQs where you can find all the answers in one place.

*Calls to our 0300 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number, whether from a mobile or landline. If you get inclusive minutes, calls to an 0300 number will be included free of charge.

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