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Our values

Cloudesley seeks to be an approachable, focused, responsive, fair and accountable organisation.

We aim to be a relational rather than transactional funder, recognising that developing relationships and trust with the organisations and churches that we support is mutually beneficial.

Cloudesley will be transparent and open about its decision-making and processes, unless it is impossible or not appropriate.

As an engaged place-based funder, Cloudesley is keen to:

  • Make the most of all its resources, providing other types of support where possible, such as, sharing information, facilitating networking, learning from its funding and sharing this learning where appropriate 
  • Work in partnership with others to co-ordinate and improve impact.

Cloudesley is committed to valuing diversity, promoting equity and equal access, and ensuring inclusion in all it does. We recognise that we need to do more but are strongly committed to combatting racism, discrimination and inequality and ensuring that we work in order to achieve this. Our decision-making is informed by the Social Model of Disability, as defined by Inclusion London.*

We recognise the power, resources and advantages that Cloudesley has as an independent, endowed charitable trust and strive to act responsibly and fairly in line with our stated values.

We seek to develop and retain a staff team and Board that reflect the Islington community within which we work. We will identify and take positive steps to remove any barriers to participation and recruitment of people who are currently underrepresented as staff or Trustees.

*As defined by Inclusion London, the Social Model of Disability states that people have impairments but that the oppression, exclusion and discrimination people with impairments face is not an inevitable consequence of having an impairment, but is caused instead by the way society is run and organised. The Social Model of Disability holds that people with impairments are ‘disabled’ by the barriers operating in society that exclude and discriminate against them.