Lady Clare Fund

The Lady Clare Fund was founded in 1934 by members of the Clare Association to provide help on a strictly confidential basis to alumni of the College, or their dependants, who find themselves in financial difficulties. ‘Dependants’ include families of deceased alumni. Need may arise through old age, ill health, bereavement, or natural disabilities. Help may be given to alumni to continue professional training where external funds are not to be had, or with expenses arising from taking up new work, perhaps following redundancy. For suitable applicants small short-term loans may be available.

Our income comes from dividends and donations, and from repayment of loans made to applicants. There is no financial support from the College as such.

The Fund is a registered Charity, which reports annually to the Charity Commission. To carry out charitable work generously, we welcome continuing support from donations and bequests. Contributions should be sent to the Honorary Treasurer of the Lady Clare Fund.

Applications should be made to Clare College and addressed to the Honorary Secretary, Dr Patricia Fara, and the Honorary Treasurer, Mr Donald Hearn. Anyone who thinks that other alumni or their dependants may be in need of help is invited to get in touch.

Lady Clare Fund
Clare College
Trinity Lane