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Dear Vice-Chancellor or Principal

1.   This letter announces an adjustment to the RCIF2 payment profile: funding is being brought forward from 2012-13 to 2011-12. This is intended to contribute to a number of measures being taken by the Government to stimulate economic growth.

2.   We will allocate £76 million in January 2012 to those universities and colleges that have met the requirements of the second Capital Investment Framework and that are in receipt of RCIF2. Payments will be made on a profiled basis, pro rata to the institutions' existing 2011-12 profiled payments. Allocations are at Annex A.

3.   No overall additional capital funding is available; this is about capital expenditure to be brought forward within the same total over the two years 2011-12 to 2012-13.

4.   We expect these funds to be used for projects or other capital expenditure by 31 March 2012. If you believe that your institution will be unable to meet this timetable please advise Donna Iafrati (e-mail

Yours sincerely

Sir Alan Langlands
Chief Executive

Date: 13 January 2012

Ref: Circular letter 01/2012

To: Heads of HEFCE-funded further education colleges

Of interest to those
responsible for:

Finance, Estates

Enquiries should be directed to:

Donna Iafrati, tel 0117 931 7357, e-mail