Supporting Robinson’s people:

Covid19 Emergency Appeal – Thank you!

In May, Robinson launched an Emergency Appeal asking our alumni and friends to help us support students experiencing hardship as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, and to continue to meet our commitment to our staff at a time when our ability to do so was severely compromised. In September’s Telephone Fundraising Campaign our callers asked alumni and friends to help us support our students’ wellbeing, at a time when their mental and physical health was under extreme strain.

Our alumni and friends responded with characteristic generosity, and to date £291,986 has been raised in gifts and pledges. These included a gift of £31,250 to create a matching fund that doubled the impact of every gift up to £1,000. We are determined to continue to be there for our people – supporting our students suffering financial hardship, and continuing to pay our staff over and above the minimum required. Donations made in response to the appeal are already helping students who may have suffered loss of income through family breakdown or parental job loss, unexpected travel expenses, or who have had to extend their period of study owing to lost lab time. The Emergency Fund has also helped ensure that our catering, domestic, maintenance, gardening and portering staff have been shielded from the effect that this pandemic has had on the College’s finances, and we have been able to pay 100% of furloughed staff wages.

We are enormously grateful to all those donors who answered our call. Thanks to your help, we will ensure that no student or member of staff is left behind during the current crisis, and that we will continue to sustain the College’s academic mission, with its distinctive Robinson spirit, long into the future.

 Thank you very much indeed for supporting Robinson’s People.


(Donations are still coming in and if you would like to make a gift, please see below).

Harding Collegiate Cambridge Challenge Fund  Those who have not given to Robinson before will be able to double the impact of their gift for this appeal. As part of their extraordinary gift to the University, David and Claudia Harding created a £20m challenge to encourage new donors to support students. If you are a new donor and support this appeal, a percentage of your gift will unlock, pound for pound, a contribution to a special fund for undergraduate financial support across the University.

Your gift

  • Ten donors giving £15 per month can fund Robinson’s contribution to a full Cambridge Bursary of £3,500 for a year (£1,750)
  • One gift of £50 could provide a student with noise cancelling headphones to enable them to work better from home
  • A gift of £600 or £50 per month could provide a basic laptop and accessories for a student reliant on University facilities
  • A gift of £5,250 would provide Robinson’s contribution to a full Cambridge Bursary for three years
  • 2 gifts of £8,750 would provide an additional part-time College Nurse, with specialist mental health training, for one year


Make a Regular Gift

Make a Single Gift

If you are a US taxpayer, please donate here

If you would like to download the Gift Donation Form (PDF), please click here

If you would like to download the Robinson Appeal Leaflet (PDF), please click here

To find about more about the Appeal and how you can help Robinson's People when they need it most, please contact the Development Office