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Universities: Charities

Question for Department for Business, Innovation and Skills

UIN 10917, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, if he will make it his policy to use the Charity Research Support Fund as a means to secure investment from the charitable sector into universities.

Answered on

19 October 2015

The Government recognises the significant contribution made by charitable funders of research. The charity support element of Quality Related research funding, provided through the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE), has provided £198m per year over the period 2011-16 to support institutions leveraging funding from the charitable sector.

Decisions on any funding beyond 2015-16 will be subject to the outcome of the Spending Review later this year.

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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills