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Church Access Project

The Church Access Project is a Cloudesley initiative in partnership with Islington Deanery and the Diocese of London. 

It will be running from 1 July 2022 to 30 June 2025. It is open to the eligible Church of England churches within the London Borough of Islington. We are unable to accept applications from churches outside of this area of benefit.

The project consists of:

  • Access audits for all eligible Islington churches, funded by Cloudesley and delivered by Centre for Accessible Environments
  • The Church Access Fund – a non-competitive fund offering grants of up to £10,000 to progress audit recommendations
  • Learning and information sharing opportunities

Cloudesley-funded Access Audit

Eligible churches should contact their Grants Manager to arrange an audit. You can arrange an audit at any point from 1 July 2022 up to 31 March 2025. More information about the audit process is available here: 

Access Audit FAQs

Church Access Fund

To apply for a grant once you have completed the audit, please take a look at the Guidelines. Then, when you are ready, complete the application form.

360 Accessibility Audit

Although it is not required, Cloudesley encourages churches to begin the Diocese of London’s 360 Accessibility Audit in advance of starting the Cloudesley-funded CAE audit. More information on the 360 Accessibility Audit is available here: 

360 Accessibility Audit


If you need this information in a different format, or need extra support to access the audit or make an application, please contact [email protected] or phone 020 7697 4049.

If you are disabled and the application form is inaccessible for you, access bursaries are available to help pay for support to complete it.

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Access bursaries