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Title:  Bringing forward Research Capital Investment Funding (RCIF2) from 2012-13 to 2011-12
To:  Heads of HEFCE-funded higher education institutions
Of interest to those responsible for:  Finance, Estates
Reference:  Circular letter 01/2012
Publication date:  13 January 2012
Enquiries to:  Donna Iafrati, tel 0117 931 7357, e-mail d.iafrati@hefce.ac.uk

Dear Vice-Chancellor or Principal

Bringing forward Research Capital Investment Funding (RCIF2) from 2012-13 to 2011-12

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 d.iafrati@hefce.ac.uk).

Yours sincerely

Sir Alan Langlands
Chief Executive


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