North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) has been allocated £4.1m over the next three years for the national ‘Multiply’ programme.

Multiply is the new national programme focused on improving adult numeracy skills. Whether that be improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of the facts in the media, or improving numeracy skills specific to a line of work. It is targeted at adults aged 19+ who need to improve their numeracy (up to and including Level 2) and supports both the employed and the unemployed. 

Our Multiply programme will focus on three delivery themes: Community Engagement, Family Learning and Numeracy Skills for the Workplace. We wish to focus our investment on the individuals who would benefit most from the provision. We also want to ensure that clear progression pathways are available for those who take part in the programme. As such for the first year of our regional Multiply delivery we have defined the key target participants as:  

  • Unemployed/Economically Inactive – have prior attainment for maths/numeracy below full Level 2 
  • Parents/carers –  
  • Employed – are in insecure employment or have low pay

We are looking for a spread of provision across the full North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) geography. 

On 23 September NTCA invited applications for provision related to our Multiply programme. We are interested in innovative proposals that focus on one or more of three delivery themes: Community Engagement, Family Learning and Numeracy Skills for the Workplace.

Applications must be received by noon on 17th October 2022.   More information about this call is available here.