About us – our story

We started back in 2003 when eLearning wasn’t widely available to charities, it was just too expensive. Martin Baker knew charities needed to train their staff and volunteers while keeping their costs down. Hence he created the Charity Learning Consortium, bringing six founding members together to mutually fund and share resources.

Jump to the present and we have an industry leading, bespoke learning management system (LMS), professional courseware and a community of L&D professionals sharing knowledge – all at a realistic price.


Some of our founding charities are still loyal members but over the years we’ve grown and evolved. We now have more than 350 members, an annual conference and awards.

Collaboration is at the heart of everything that we do. And in feedback our members tell us that it’s the meetings and networking that are the most valuable part of membership.

Together we are stronger than on our own, and it’s as simple as that.


“My team really, really value the networking sessions they attend.”

Doreen Miller, SSAFA

Interested in joining the Consortium? 

CL Consortium Ltd
Vine House, Selsley Road,
Stroud, GL5 5NN