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:
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.