Grant-making

   

 

 

Sustainable Church Buildings Project

 

To mark the 500th anniversary of Richard Cloudesley’s legacy in Islington, from July 2017 - December 2018 Cloudesley ran the Sustainable Church Buildings Project for eligible Church of England churches in Islington. 

 

The Sustainable Church Buildings Project was a Cloudesley initiative run in partnership with the Diocese of London and the Islington Deanery.  It included:

 

   -  Environmental audits of 24 of Islington’s Church of England churches

 

   -  Additional grant funding to contribute towards aspects of the recommended works identified through the audit process

 

   -  A learning programme for churches in the Islington Deanery to raise awareness and understanding of environmental issues and how to apply this to their buildings

 

“Thank you for … getting such a difficult, important and far-reaching programme underway. Over the coming years it will have a profound effect on the ability of Islington churches to pursue their mission in a more environmentally responsible way.” - St Mark’s Clerkenwell

 

All 24 eligible Islington churches were awarded a small grant and 10 were also awarded a large grant, through a competitive application process for high-impact projects.  Churches are taking forward a wide range of work using their Cloudesley grants; for example energy-efficient lighting, installing solar panels, improved heating controls, secondary/double-glazing of windows, and insulation.

 

If all these projects are implemented, the ‘carbon footprint’ of the churches will reduce by 15%, with nearly 100 tonnes of CO2 being saved per year and greatly reduced utility bills. The project achieved recognition with a second place in the Roman Juriga awards from the European Christian Environmental Network and was shortlisted for a Charity Times award for Cross-sector Partnership.

 

News, events and updates about the project are available here

 

A list of grants is available here