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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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 - www.hefce.ac.uk - 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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Institution-specific funding 

A fundamental review of this stream of funding took place in 2015-16.

It set out to ensure that funding goes to support and enhance specialist institutions where they are providing world-leading teaching.  

As part of the review, institutions provided evidence about:

  • how concentrated their provision is
  • their higher costs 
  • their world-leading teaching outputs.

See more about the review

Proposed funding approach

The consultation concluded in February 2016. It invited comments to inform funding allocations in 2016-17.

The HEFCE Board considered the outcome of this consultation and recommendations from the review in spring 2016. The funding allocations were announced as part of the 2016-17 grant announcements in May 2016

We notified institutions of the outcome in April 2016.

Page last updated 26 July 2017