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Cloudesley gives grants to address poverty and ill health, including mental ill health and disability, and to the Anglican churches of Islington.

We are able to award grants to people and organisations within our “area of benefit”, the London Borough of Islington.

We give Health Grants to local organisations working with people who are poor and in ill health.

We give Welfare Grants to local individuals who are in poverty and ill-health.

We give Church Grants to the Church of England Churches in Islington.

The Charity was endowed by the will of Richard Cloudesley made on 13 January 1517 and for nearly 500 years has worked to carry out his original intentions, which were to serve the churches and medical needs of people in the Ancient Parish of Islington.  Read more about Cloudesley and the work we do today.

On 14 December 2016, following consultation and the passing of a resolution by the Cloudesley Board, the Charity Commission issued a Scheme to expand the Charity’s ‘area of benefit’ so that it is the same as the London Borough of Islington.  This means that Cloudesley’s Health and Welfare grants can now be used to support residents across Islington, as well as the organisations that work with them, and also brings into scope an additional four Church of England churches in the Clerkenwell area.