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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 The information on this website is historical and is no longer maintained.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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This workshop focused on the use of loan finance provided by the European Investment Bank, Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund, the Green Investment Bank and the new loan system of Innovate UK.

Attendees learned what makes a successful application. The programme is also supported by an online community of practice.

Read more about the event.



British Business Bank
Grant Peggie, Director, Venture Capital Solutions

Download the BBB_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (1,913 KB)

European Fund for Strategic Investments/ European Investment Bank
Kyle Galler, EU Commission and Theda Fuchs, European Investment Bank

Download the EIB_and_EC_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (2,044 KB)

Case Study: University of Lincoln and the EIB
Deborah Harry, CFO, University of Lincoln

Download the Lincoln_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (1,016 KB)

Innovate UK
Head of Access to Finance, Innovate UK

Download the IUK_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (729 KB)

New Trends in Traditional Bank Loans (HSBC)
Deirdre Cloake, Public Sector and Higher Education Team, HSBC

Download the HSBC_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (556 KB)

New Trends in Traditional Bank Loans (EY)
Giles Barling, Director, EY Capital and Debt Advisory

Download the EY_grants_to_loans_Sheffield_14_September as PDF (338 KB)