The Collective Leadership Group

Established in 2020, the CLG is a collective of more than 50 organisations that work across the UK that build capacity for leaders and enterprises dedicated to advancing social and environmental change.

The group provides a forum to share, learn and collaborate with each other. With the aim of building more coherent services, increase representation and diversity, and build deeper resilience and impact. It is free to join and be a part of.

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Why we are needed

The social sector capacity building and support sector has grown organically over time. The CLG has been established so organisations can collaborate, learn and share best practices cross-institutionally.


This community of practice is centred on increasing accessibility for underrepresented leaders, to offer joined-up & high-quality support, and to contribute to the transformative work already taking place across the sector.

Why now

Supporting social enterprises and civil society groups has never been more important. Many face increased uncertainty and challenging market conditions. Prices are rising, the funding landscape is unpredictable and unreliable. All whilst demand for their services is, and continues to increase for the foreseeable future as many communities struggle.


Capacity building organisations play an important role in aiding leaders of social enterprises, community, and voluntary organisations to build their capacity and navigate these current challenges. 

There are numerous organisations supporting social leadership and social enterprise development. Historically the collective offerings have been siloed, often confusing to navigate, and inaccessible for marginalised leaders.

The capacity building sector needs to build its own resilience, broaden its reach, and coordinate its responses and programmes in service of building a more just, inclusive and sustainable society.

What is next

To see what we have achieved so far, read our Building Capacity for Impact Report:

Based on our learnings and results so far, we have ambitious plans to keep building the CLG.

The aim is for the community to be a conduit for social sector capacity building and support organisations. We aspire to build a self-sustaining community dedicated to increasing the accessibility and quality of the support we offer to social impact leaders.

This includes expanding our membership; deepening the opportunities for shared learning; sharing back insights, benchmarks & best practices; mapping the provision and gaps of support; and building relationships that enable strategic partnerships and collective voice.

How do you do this?


We have a diary of regular events throughout the year shaped by members’ needs to support them in their work


An online platform where members connect, ask questions and share resources between events


A regularly fortnightly newsletter with relevant reports and information tailored to the sector


Task and finish groups that work on focussed projects


The best thing- it’s free to join and participate in!

How can I get involved?

If you are interested in being a member complete this form:

or Get in touch: Leyla Okhai, CLG Lead hosted at Hatch Enterprise UK –

Example membership organisations

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