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No 6264

Wednesday 2 May 2012

Vol cxlii No 29

pp. 559–591

Awards, etc.

Crane’s Charity for the relief of poor sick scholars: Notice by the Distributors

(Statutes and Ordinances, p. 767)

John Crane, an apothecary in the city of Cambridge in the seventeenth century, made a number of bequests to the University (the Benefaction of John Crane, 1651; Endowments of the University of Cambridge (CUP, 1904), p. 565). Crane’s Charity for the relief of poor sick scholars is the principal medical charity in the University; it exists to provide financial assistance to students who need treatment for physical or mental illness, or for injuries resulting from accidents.

The Distributors of Crane’s Charity give notice that they will consider requests for assistance from individual students on the basis of an application made on their behalf by their College Tutor. Further information, including a downloadable application form, can be found at

The following table summarizes the expenditure from Crane’s Charity in 2010–11.


Number of grants

Colleges represented

Average grant to students

Expenditure: grants to students

Expenditure: collective activities

Total expenditure








Scholarships and Prizes, etc. awarded