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Multiply Suffolk Project

The UK Government has identified adult numeracy as the priority to be allocated funding through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. This meant that up to £559 million in funding was allocated to creating a ‘Multiply’ programme across the country which aims to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work. To deliver this, each Tier 1 Local Authority received an indicative allocation and was invited to submit an investment plan setting out how the programme would be delivered in their area. The funding allocated for Suffolk is £3,752,461.92 for delivery over the next 3 academic years including 22/23. Suffolk’s local investment plan has been accepted by the Department for Education and the first payment has now been received.

The local Suffolk response for Multiply is to deliver an integrated system of wellbeing, skills, and employability, embedding numeracy initiatives to create a three-step model with clear pathways of support pre- and post-employment. We believe this to be the best way of delivering the most relevant support and achieving the greatest level of impact. We can confirm that Realise Futures and MENTA have been awarded the contract to deliver the three-step model after a formal procurement process. Delivery will be supported by a Suffolk County Council project management and delivery team.  

Employers:

Multiply Suffolk Project

Did you know Businesses who develop their employees’ numeracy skills can boost productivity, increase profits, and improve employee retention.

The UK Government identified adult numeracy as the first priority to be allocated funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. Multiply Suffolk is Suffolk County Council’s response to the initiative.

Staff with good numeracy levels are likely to have higher self-esteem, confidence and better wellbeing giving you a happier, and more productive workforce. By building these competencies it will ensure that your business costs are kept to a minimum, by reducing wase and improving efficiency. The learned skills can also help in everyday life, such as helping children with homework and budgeting.

Anyone aged 19+ that lives in Suffolk and doesn’t have a maths GCSE at grade C (or equivalent), can access the free programme.

We are asking businesses across the County to let us know what numeracy skills their staff need. Be it calculating areas, volumes, VAT, quantities, ratios etc. and whether candidates would like to progress to a qualification. We can then coordinate with our delivery teams, Realise Futures and Menta to produce a bespoke course to meet your needs.

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