HEFCE has made project capital allocations for capital and IT infrastructure in support of learning and teaching and research since 1999.
This evaluation covers the third round of funding for projects that supported learning and teaching, and science and engineering teaching laboratories. The original allocations were £317 million for learning and teaching and £60 million for science and engineering teaching laboratories.
The evaluation was undertaken by reviewing the original project definition forms approved for funding and reviewing a sample of 72 projects across 32 higher education institutions.
The report concludes that the funding has been used successfully to achieve the outputs and outcomes set for the projects, and that institutions have responded very positively to the original objectives set by the Secretary of State.
An associated report containing case studies of projects supported by this funding is available.