Browsing All posts tagged under »charity research support fund«

Tough climate for charities as we approach the spending round conclusion

June 20, 2013 by


Our latest research expenditure data show that our members spend c £1.2 billion on UK research in 2012 and demonstrates the importance of continued government partnership.

It’s all about the ecosystem

June 5, 2013 by


I joined big names in science today to emphasise how important it is for the government to invest in science to maintain the UK’s vibrant ecosystem.

HEFCE commitment to developing partnership with research charities

November 17, 2011 by


Hat tip to Mia at Breast Cancer Campaign who was reading through the HEFCE business plan and spotted a very clear statement of their commitment to work with charities to fund research. Charities fund research in universities in partnership with funding from HEFCE so it is good to see their ongoing commitment to developing this […]

Universities find out how much they’ve got to spend

February 2, 2011 by


The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE – the non-departmental public body responsible for distributing public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges) has announced its provisional funding for Higher Education Institutions in England today. There are reductions to research funding and a considerable reduction in capital funding which are going to raise concerns […]

The Lords questioning government over science cuts this morning

December 22, 2010 by


There was a short question on science funding in the Lords this morning which gave all the expert science peers a chance to raise concerns over Monday’s announcements on how the science budget is being distributed. Unfortunately the minister was not saying much more and not answering any of the specifics. Still it was a […]

When will we know how much money HEFCE has to spend?

December 13, 2010 by


In answers to a few recent parliamentary questions, David Willett’s has mentioned that the government’s annual grant letter to the Higher Education and Funding Council for England (HEFCE), confirming what HEFCE’s budgets will be for 2011-12 and setting out some objectives for how they should spend them, will be out before Christmas. Caroline Lucas: To ask […]

Science is a big part of the new national infrastructure plan

October 25, 2010 by


The government has launched a national infrastructure plan today. It focuses on “creating the right framework for growth” so includes quite a lot about science; mostly a repetition of the announcements in last week’s spending review but it clearly lays out the government’s plan, what they plan to do and commit to, to make this […]