CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, is an independent, voluntary consumer organisation which campaigns for real ale, real pubs and consumer rights.
Membership is open to all individuals, including licencees, although corporate entities such as breweries and pubs are not members. We currently have over 100,000 individual members.
CAMRA is governed by a voluntary unpaid national executive, elected by the membership. We have a branch structure which means that all members can join a local CAMRA branch and campaign and socialise locally. There are around 200 branches covering the UK and many of the branches run local beer festivals, publish newsletters and run social events to pubs and breweries.
Although we are fundamentally a volunteer-led organisation there is also a small professional staff of twenty five responsible for central campaigning, research, membership services, publishing, marketing and administration.
CAMRA is financed through membership subscriptions, sales of products such as books and sweatshirts, and from the proceeds of beer festivals. We are a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee and our accounts are lodged annually with Companies House.