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HEFCE closed at the end of March 2018. The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.

Many of HEFCE's functions will be continued by the Office for Students, the new regulator of higher education in England, and Research England, the new council within UK Research and Innovation.

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Teaching funding

The following table compares final allocations for 2012-13 against initial and adjusted allocations announced in March 2012 and March 2013. There may be rounding differences within this table.

Funding elementInitial 2012-13 allocations (March 2012): Total (in £millions)Adjusted 2012-13 allocations (March 2013): Total (in £millions)

Final 2012-13 allocations (March 2014): Total (in £millions)

Funding for old-regime students (phase-out of mainstream teaching grant) 2,390 2,433  2,443 
Funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects 146 131 126 
Targeted allocations and other recurrent teaching grants
Widening participation 141 141 141 
Teaching enhancement and student success 243 243 243 
Other targeted allocations and recurrent teaching grants 293 285 280 
Total  3,214 3,233 3,232 

Funding for old-regime students

Funding for old-regime students shows subject-based funding for old-regime students who commenced their studies before 1 September 2012.

High-cost funding for new-regime students

High-cost funding for new-regime students shows subject-based funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects (price groups A and B).

Widening participation

Widening participation shows allocations of funding for teaching to recognise the extra costs associated with recruiting and supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education (£128 million), or widening access and improving provision for disabled students (£13 million).

Teaching enhancement and student success

Teaching enhancement and student success shows allocations of funding to recognise the extra costs associated with: improving the retention of students most at risk of not completing (£225 million); research-informed teaching (£5 million); and institutional learning and teaching strategies (£14 million).

Page last updated 23 January 2015