The project is running from July 2023 to December 2024. It is open to the eligible Church of England churches within the Islington Deanery. We are unable to accept applications from churches outside this area of benefit.
The project consists of:
The project builds on our 2017-18 Sustainable Church Buildings Project, and utilises the AECOM audit reports that were produced as part of that.
Eligible Islington churches which would like to take part in the project will need to complete an online form providing lead contact details and giving consent for their information to be shared.
Cloudesley has commissioned Inspired Efficiency to help churches take part in this project. Once your church has signed up, we will provide them with a copy of your 2017-18 audit report.
The support from Inspired Efficiency includes:
Following Inspired Efficiency’s review of your AECOM audit and your online meeting with them, eligible churches can apply for a Small Grant of up to £10,000. The grant can be used for projects which will help your church reduce its carbon footprint or improve sustainability. You can find more details about the Small Grants, including how to apply, in the Small Grants Guidelines below.
If you are disabled and the application form is inaccessible for you, access bursaries are available to help pay for support to complete it.
As part of the project, Cloudesley will also be agreeing a small number of Large Grants for particularly impactful projects. The funding process for the Large Grants will run alongside the Spring 2024 main church funding round, with churches being able to apply to both funds at the same time.
Full details of the criteria and application process for the Large Grants will be made available in Autumn 2023.