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HEW statement on the Financial Contingency Fund

A spokesperson for HEW said: “Higher Education Wales welcomes today’s announcement that the Welsh Government is to reinstate its funding for the Financial Contingency Fund during this academic year. Concerns over ending the funding so close to the start of term were rightly justified, and therefore we’re extremely pleased that relevant parties have been able to work together and create a solution which benefits many students from across Wales. By delaying this decision until the 2015/16 academic year, a window of opportunity has now been given and we look forward to working with the Welsh Government and the National Union of Students Wales on a solution, to support all those with the desire, drive and ambition to succeed in higher education”.