Support for Islington residents


Cloudesley Partners Programme


Cloudesley provides small grants to Islington residents who are in physical or mental ill health and/or who are disabled, and facing financial hardship. Grants are distributed through a number of locally based voluntary organisations and charities (known as Cloudesley Partners).  During 2017/18, over 1100 Cloudesley Partner welfare grants were made to local residents.


There are currently 16 Cloudesley Partners which distribute this funding on behalf of the Charity.  All of the Partners support vulnerable people across the Borough through a range of activities, targeting the most at risk groups.  A list of the current Cloudesley Partners is attached here.


If you wish to apply for a grant – either for yourself or on behalf of someone else – please have a look at the list for the most appropriate partner agency to contact, or else contact the Charity’s office.


Since 2 April 2013, there has been a local scheme in place in Islington to help individuals called the Resident Support Scheme.  Details of the scheme are available on the Cripplegate Foundation and Islington Council websites.  Applicants to the Cloudesley Partners’ programme should first apply to the Resident Support Scheme.


Catalyst Programme


Through the Catalyst Programme, Cloudesley works in partnership with Cripplegate Foundation to give small grants to individuals for personal and developmental purposes.  This creative grant-making fund allows support workers in partner agencies to provide small grants to help vulnerable local residents to develop and connect into wider opportunities.  


During 2017/18, 90 Catalyst grants were made to Islington residents.




  Click here for advice and details of other support available