If you are a representative of a beneficiary church and would like to discuss a funding proposal, please contact us.
All applications should be made using the online application form. At the launch of each funding round, a link to the online form with key dates (including the deadline for the submission of applications) will also be emailed to all incumbents and Cloudesley’s other main contact at each church. We can help you to complete the form so please do contact us for support if you need it. A copy of the application questions and the general information required as part of the application process are detailed below.
Please complete all relevant questions on the application form and supply the requested supporting information and documents by the deadline. Where possible, please provide answers in the relevant section of the form, rather than referring to attached documents. If you cannot answer a question or provide the requested supporting information, please explain the reasons for this in your application. If you have previously provided us with a copy of a supporting document (e.g., your latest audited accounts) you do not need to submit it again, but please let us know this in your application form.
The online application form is one part of our application process. The first time you apply for funding from Cloudesley’s 2020-25 grants programme, you will also need to complete a Church Information Sheet. At the launch of the grants funding round, a link to the Church Information Sheet will be emailed to the incumbent and one other main contact at your church for completion. A copy of the questions can be found below. The Church Information Sheet has been introduced so that information which does not change frequently (or at all) can be stored on Cloudesley’s database so that you do not need to submit it each time. This will be referred to alongside other information provided as part of your funding applications to Cloudesley.
After your first application under the 2020-25 grants programme, each time you submit an application to us, we will email you a copy of your completed Church Information Sheet and ask you to confirm that the information provided is still correct. If there have been any significant changes, we will ask you to let us know what these are.
As well as using information from the application form, church information sheet and the supporting documents which you submit, we will also take into account other information, for example, details from your church website and that of the London Diocese, as well as information from discussions and visits to the church.
As part of its assessment process and during the lifetime of any grant, in some instances, Cloudesley may consult with other organisations about your proposed works/project, such as staff at the London Diocese or other funders. On occasion, Cloudesley may also be asked by other organisations, such as other funders, to share the information provided as part of your application. Because of the Data Protection issues involved here, the application form asks you to confirm that you give permission for this to happen.
Immediately after the closing date for each round, we will carry out a quick check to make sure that the application form is complete and that any necessary documents have been provided (for example, latest audited accounts, quotes etc). The application will then be assessed by the staff team, who may request further information or may need to set up a visit to the church to discuss the application further. A report (including a recommendation about funding) will then be prepared for Cloudesley’s Trustees to consider at the next meeting of the Grants Committee or Board.
Once Cloudesley’s Trustees have made a decision about funding, you will be notified within seven days, with full details of any offer (including grant conditions) issued to the main contact for the application within fourteen days.
If there is difficulty in complying with this, please contact the Cloudesley staff team before submitting your application.
That there is a clear and demonstrated need for the proposed work/project. Depending on what funding is sought for, appropriate evidence might include the provision of survey responses in support of a project and/or a copy of the relevant parts of a Quinquennial Inspection report.
During 2024, the charity is running Spring and Autumn funding rounds of its main church grants programme.
|Mon 19 Feb
|Mon 19 Aug
|Mon 15 Apr, 5pm
|Mon 14 Oct, 5pm
|Tue 21 May
|Tue 19 Nov
|Tue 11 June
|Wed 4 Dec
|By 17 June, with full offer details to be sent by 24 June
|By 9 Dec, with full offer details to be sent by 16 Dec
Please contact the charity if you have any queries about the Church Grants programme or if you would like to discuss an application.
Cloudesley welcomes feedback on its processes and communications. Any comments or suggestions made will be reviewed, and the charity’s grant-making processes may be altered as a result.
Catherine Sorrell, Grants Manager
Kevin Turner, Grants Manager
Jo Latham, Administrator
|020 7697 4094