The IPs and Mini-IPS schemes include resources provided by Project Partners. Resources to be provided by any project partners, whether in cash or in-kind contributions, should be clearly identified in the proposal. STFC will pay around 80% of the total costs of the project (depending on whether there are any project students and on the level of its contribution to any equipment) excluding the project partner contribution. Project partner contributions in cash or in-kind should be seen as additional to the Research Councils' % contribution and are not considered part of the fEC of the project.
The STFC web site provides further details.