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  • UKSPF Multiply funding to improve numeracy skills - online info session 16 January

    Created: 31/10/2022, Updated: 09/01/2023

    Multiply is a ring-fenced element of the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) with up to £559m targeted across the UK at improving the functional numeracy skills of adults through personal tutoring, digital training, and flexible courses.  The target client group is people aged 19+ who are out of work or who are in education or work but are struggling to progress due to numeracy related challenges.

    Fife Council wishes to use this funding to establish and consolidate a ‘numeracy pathway’ which ensures a range of support is available from confidence building to gaining numeracy-related qualifications relevant to work.

     

    Funding and Application

    The second round application process will commence on Monday 09 January 2023 with a 3-week period to develop and submit applications.

    Multiply funding in Fife will initially be available for project delivery from January 2023 – March 2024. There will be an opportunity to apply for continuation or additional funding for a further 12 months (April 2024 to March 2025) depending on delivery and outcomes.

    An indicative allocation of £300,000 is available through this grants process. It is expected that the average grant awarded will be around £40,000, but applications for higher amounts are welcomed if they can evidence the need and ability to achieve Multiply outcomes.

    It is anticipated that a large proportion of project costs will relate to staffing to deliver training and support activities for beneficiaries. These should be new staff roles within your organisation or additional hours for existing staff.

    Multiply funding in Fife will be attributed across 5 key interventions:

    • S42 - Courses designed to increase confidence with numbers
    • S43 - Courses for parents wanting to increase numeracy skills
    • S45 - Courses aimed at encouraging people to upskill to access jobs/careers
    • S47 - Innovative programmes delivered with employers
    • S51 - Provision developed in partnership with community organisations

     

    The deadline for submitting applications is Monday 30 January 2023.

    Find out more and apply via this this Application Form, and please email completed applications to [email protected], or contact this address for more information.

     

    Please also note…

    We will be hosting an online drop-in session about Multiply funding and the application process via Microsoft Teams for all those interested in applying for this fund.  This drop in will be held on Monday 16 January 2023 at 12:00pm.

    To join this session please contact Sandy Mackenzie by e-mail at [email protected], following which you will receive a forwarded calendar appointment for the session, including link to join.




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