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Small Grants Fund

The Small Grants Fund provides grants of up to £10,000.

The Fund is part of Cloudesley’s Health Grants to Organisations Programme, which is running from 2019-2024 and aims to reduce health inequalities in Islington by improving health outcomes amongst people who are living in poverty and experiencing multiple disadvantages. 


Projects must support Islington residents with health problems or who are disabled and on low or no income, and fit at least one of these three criteria: 

  1. Projects working with young people 
  2. Projects run by organisations that are both led by and for marginalised communities* 
  3. Projects for people with learning disabilities or autism.

*This includes racially minoritised communities, Deaf and Disabled and LGBT+ communities. “Led by” means that a high majority, if not all, of those involved in running both the organisation and project (Trustees/Directors and staff) are members of the community at which the work is targeted. 

Additionally, your organisation must fit the following criteria: 

  • The annual income of the organisation must be under £500,000 
  • Organisations must operate solely or mostly in the London Borough of Islington 
  • Organisations must have a non-profit clause in their constitution 

For full details, please read the Fund Guidelines. These also contain a list of the application form questions. Then, when you are ready to apply, please complete the Eligibility Check. If your project is eligible, it will take you to the application form once you press submit. 

Deadline for applications 

Applications must be received by midday on Monday 4 December 2023. 

Meet The Funder 

In partnership with Voluntary Action Islington, we are running a Meet The Funder session on Thursday 2nd November, 1.30pm – 3.30pm. You can attend in-person at VAI’s offices or join via Zoom. The session is an opportunity to meet us and learn more about the Fund. There will also be an opportunity to have a 1:1 with a Grants Manager from Cloudesley. To book your place, visit the Eventbrite page. 


If you have access needs and need this information in a different format, or need extra support to make an application, please contact [email protected] or phone 020 7697 4049. If you are disabled and cannot access the application form, Cloudesley can offer an Access Bursary of up to £500 to assist with additional access costs, such as the cost of engaging a support worker. You can find further details about Access Bursaries here 

Small Grants Fund 2021/22

To find out more about the 2021/22 round of the Small Grants Fund, including the work that it supported, outcomes and learning, please click on the button below to read the our Impact Report.

Small Grants Fund 2021/22 Impact Report