Multiply – numeracy support


Around 17 million adults in England – half of the working-age population – have the numeracy skills of primary school children. Poor numeracy skills can hold people back from having the confidence to get on in life and into work.  Those who improve their numeracy skills are more likely to be in employment, have higher wages, and have better wellbeing.

Multiply will offer North Lincolnshire residents aged 19 and above, who do not already have a GCSE grade C/4 or higher in Maths or equivalent and need to improve their numeracy, free flexible courses that fit around their lives.

Multiply is aimed at helping people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work. Whether for improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of facts in the media, or improving numeracy skills specific to a line of work.

Support through Multiply will be available late Autumn 2022.

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Support available

  • Increase numeracy confidence
  • Numeracy to manage money
  • Numeracy skills required in the workplace
  • Upskill numeracy to access a certain job/career
  • Functional Skills Qualification
  • Numeracy aimed at parents
  • Numeracy aimed at care leavers
  • Numeracy in partnership with community organisations
  • Numeracy in other vocational courses

Multiply courses currently on offer can be found on the Adult Education and Community Learning website.

Information for providers who are interested in delivering Multiply

North Lincolnshire Council is now seeking specific Expressions of Interest (EOI) from organisations wishing to deliver activities as part of the Multiply Intervention Programme. We are encouraging applicants who are planning to deliver the following interventions to apply for the 2022/23 programme of funding:

  • New intensive and flexible numeracy courses targeted at people without Level 2 maths, leading to a Functional Skills Qualification
  • Additional relevant maths modules embedded into other vocational courses
  • Using arts/culture as vehicle for engagement/activities to stimulate participants and make numeracy fun and interesting.
  • Numeracy Ambassadors programmes that will inspire and inform residents on the wide range of well-paid interesting career opportunities linked to numeracy. They will focus on adults/parents who can influence choices of study and career aspiration.
  • The creation of a Numeracy Passport, with a reward system reflecting the engagement with many of the Multiply interventions.

If you are interested in delivering a Multiply intervention, or have any questions about Multiply in North Lincolnshire, please email: multiply@northlincs.gov.uk to request costing information.

Please also refer to the Multiply Expression of Interest guidance [PDF, 225Kb], this will help to complete the Expression of Interest form below:

Applications are not considered complete until Expression of Interest form and any additional documentation is submitted.

​Applicants may also find it helpful to read the Multiply Investment Prospectus, April 2022 (England) and the Technical Guidance, April 2022 (England) before starting work on the EOI. They are available to download on gov.uk

We will be holding an information session for prospective project partners on Friday 16 September 2022 from 11am to 12 noon at Ashby Community Hub, Scunthorpe, DN16 2RY.

This session aims to provide further information about the project and allows applicants to ask questions to the council’s core project team. If you would like to attend, please confirm your attendance by emailing: multiply@northlincs.gov.uk

Deadlines for Expressions of Interest

Wave 1 – For providers who can deliver interventions with immediate effect.

Expressions of Interest and additional documentation to be submitted by Friday 30 September 2022.

Applicants will be informed if successful by Monday 31 October 2022.

Wave 2 – For providers who can’t deliver interventions until later in the year.

Expressions of Interest and additional information to be submitted by Monday 31 October 2022.

Applicants will be informed if successful by Wednesday 30 November 2022.


If you are interested in being involved please contact multiply@northlincs.gov.uk