Support for Islington churches


Impact of coronavirus


Along with many other funders, Cloudesley is a signatory of the London Funders’ statement on Covid-19.  We are committed to working flexibly with Islington’s Church of England churches over the coming months and being as supportive as we can by:


  • Adapting activities
  • Discussing dates
  • Financial flexibility
  • Listening


Since the outbreak of coronavirus, Cloudesley has run two non-competitive funding rounds for churches in the Islington Deanery, inviting each church to apply for two grants of up to £5,000 to help adapt and maintain services during the pandemic. See here for details of grants awarded.


If you are funded by Cloudesley, please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any issues relating to a current grant.


Main Church Grants Programme


Through its Church Grants programme, Cloudesley provides support for eligible Church of England churches in the Islington Deanery. The charity is not able to support other churches.  Details of other possible sources of funding can be found on the Links page of this website.


In line with its Charity Commission Scheme, Cloudesley's grants are made towards "the upkeep and repair of the fabric of, and maintenance of the service in, any churches of the Church of England in the area of the London Borough of Islington".  Following a review of its Church Grants funding programme, Cloudesley has agreed a new Church Grants Programme for 2020-25. For details see here.


The charity currently holds two funding rounds for the eligible churches each year, in Spring and Autumn. 


If you have any questions about the Church Grants programme or an application which you would like to make, please contact the charity's office.