Administered by the Dean and Graduate Tutors, this fund exists to provide emergency financial assistance. The fund is not extensive; small grants can only be provided to alleviate short-term financial difficulties of an unexpected kind. The fund cannot assist with expenses related to study or research.
Ph.D. students requiring all or part of a fourth year, and whose funding will terminate at the end of three years, should consult their Graduate Tutor or the Dean at least three months before their fourth year begins.
Details of the University Hardship Funds are here: https://www.cambridgestudents.cam.ac.uk/fees-and-funding/financial-hardship-support-access-funds