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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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.

The HEFCE domain - - will continue to function until September 2018. At this point we will close the site entirely and all its information will only be available from the National Web Archive.


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Teaching Capital Investment Fund

Funds for teaching are allocated though the Teaching Capital Investment Fund (TCIF) element of the CIF. The total funds allocated through this element for the financial years 2012-13 to 2016-17 are:


£52.5 million 


£53 million


£121.3 million


£90 million


£126 million


£135 million


£577.8 million

The TCIF aims to:

  • contribute to the long-term financial sustainability of an HEI’s learning and teaching and the supporting physical infrastructure
  • contribute to addressing the remaining past underinvestment in an HEI’s infrastructure for learning and teaching
  • contribute to reducing carbon emissions and improve space utilisation
  • promote collaborative partnerships between HEIs and industry
  • promote high-quality learning and teaching capability in areas of national strategic priority, including through e-learning.

In addition in ‘Arrangements for the second Capital Investment Framework’ (HEFCE Circular letter 17/2010) we identified two new areas that needed to be addressed: reduction of carbon emissions and improving space usage.

Page last updated 13 April 2017