HEFCE funds and regulates universities and colleges in England. We invest on behalf of students and the public to promote excellence and innovation in research, teaching and knowledge exchange.
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Funding and finance:
We are responsible for distributing public funds for higher education in England.
Our aim is to invest to secure the public interest and policy objectives in a targeted and effective manner.
The Catalyst Fund enables HEFCE to deliver our strategic aims for higher education (HE) across research, teaching and knowledge exchange.
Knowledge exchange funding – HEIF:
We provide funding for knowledge exchange (Higher Education Innovation Funding (HEIF)) to support and develop a broad range of knowledge-based interactions between universities and colleges and the wider world, which result in economic and social benefit to the UK.