Issue details

Approval of Investment Plan for Adult Learning Numeracy Initiative ("Multiply"

The Authority has received £2.7m of funding for the ‘multiply’ initiative which aims to see local areas invest in meaningful participation that boosts people’s ability to use maths in their daily life, at home and work – and enable adults to achieve formal qualification that can open doors for them (such as into a job, progression in a job, or progression to further study).. This funding is received over a three year period and an investment plan requires approval before submission to the Department for Education by 30th June 2022

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure >£500,000 & Affects from than one division;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/04/2022

Decision due: 31 May 2022 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Education, Learning & Skills

Lead director: Corporate Director Children and Young People's Services

Contact: Amanda Newbold, AD Education & Skills Email: Email:

Consultation process

Research by snap polls, questionnaires, focus group meetings and 1-1 discussions


Local Enterprise Partnership, cross section of residents through citizens panel, providers of Post 19 education and other key stakeholders including community groups

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