We received the government notification of grant on 10 February 2014. This is later than expected, and we have had to review the timetable for announcing grant and student number control (SNC) allocations to institutions. Allocations will be made public on 27 March, as planned, but other elements of the funding round timetable will change.
In March 2013 we announced initial allocations of grant for 2013-14 for each university and college that we fund.
Allocations for 2013-14 will be adjusted in March 2014 and finalised in 2015 in light of the end-of-year individualised student data for 2013-14.
The total HEFCE grant available for the 2013-14 academic year is £4,472 million.
Figures in the adjacent chart are correct as of March 2013.
In March 2013 each institution received a set of individualised grant tables along with a grant letter and technical guidance which gives a comprehensive explanation of the contents of the tables.
In July 2013 institutions will received their funding agreements for 2013-14.
In October 2013, institutions received an updated set of tables, incorporating any changes since the March announcement. These tables include changes to:
Reasons for these changes are set out in the letter to institutions.
We are implementing an iterative three-stage process to calculate and review teaching funding allocations for each year. This aims to balance the need to pay grant from August, before student numbers are known, with the need to ensure, in the interests of fairness and accountability, that allocations finally reflect actual numbers of old- and new-regime students in the year.
For the academic year 2013-14, this comprises:
In January we wrote to each institution providing a provisional student number control allocation and details of how we had determined this. In February we wrote to institutions confirming limits incorporating any places awarded through the 'core and margin' policy and the result of any appeal.
There are a number of important changes to the student number control arrangements for 2013-14 following our consultation on arrangements for 2013-14 and beyond. In particular, institutions have more flexibility, which allows them some limited scope to exceed their student number control allocation without this resulting in a reduction to their HEFCE grant; and the exemptions list has been expanded so that more students do not count against the student number control allocation.
The recurrent grant tables differ slightly for higher education institutions and further education colleges but the grant tables given below are for the sector as a whole.
Queries from institutions should be addressed to the HEFCE higher education policy adviser for their institution.
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|Funding element||Initial 2013-14 allocations (March 2013): Total (in £million)|
|Funding for old-regime students (phase-out of mainstream and employer co-funded teaching grant)||1,424|
|Funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects||330|
|Student opportunity funding||332|
|Other targeted allocations and recurrent teaching grants||240|
Funding for old-regime students shows subject-based funding for old-regime students who started their studies before 1 September 2012.
High-cost funding for new-regime students shows subject-based funding for new-regime students in high-cost subjects (price groups A to C1 for undergraduates, and price groups A to C2 for postgraduates).
A new allocation of funding for student opportunity has been created, replacing the allocations previously provided for widening participation and improving retention within teaching enhancement and student success.
The allocation comprises elements to recognise the extra costs associated with recruiting and supporting students from disadvantaged backgrounds currently under-represented in higher education (£88 million), widening access and improving provision for disabled students (£15 million) and improving the retention of students most at risk of not completing (£224 million).
|Funding element||Total (in £millions)|
|Mainstream QR grant||£1,018|
|London weighting on mainstream QR||£32|
|Research degree programme (RDP) supervision fund||£240|
|Charity support element||£198|
|Business research element||£64|
Our mainstream QR funding is allocated selectively according to quality. The documents below provide a more detailed breakdown of these funds.
We have also provided the source data we have used to calculate mainstream QR funding for 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14.
The QR funding data for years prior to 2013-14 are available.