Hartlepool Borough Council was named by Tees Valley Combined Authority as the Lead Body for the Tees Valley Multiply Programme (Community Led).

Since December 2022, the Council in partnership with the other Local Authorities and community organisations across Tees Valley have supported 1,569 adults to enhance their numeracy skills so they can understand and use maths in their daily lives, at home and in work. This has resulted in a range of innovative activities which have made a positive impact on local communities and confirmation has now been received that the programme will continue into year 2. The Multiply Programme is being funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and aims to support over 4,000 adults across Tees Valley.

This funding opportunity for VCSE organisations builds on the delivery in the first year and is for the period to 31st March 2024 with a focus on the delivery of Outreach Focussed/Bitesize Activities. This will ensure the continued involvement of VCSE Organisations who are an integral part of the delivery for the Multiply Programme (Community Led).

There will be a single payment of £120 for each adult supported to complete an eligible deliverable of Outreach Focussed/Bitesize Provision with payments made once evidence is submitted, checked and approved by the Lead Body. It is the responsibility of successful organisations to ensure that relevant adults are eligible for the programme and have not previously completed the same deliverable via the Multiply Programme.

Outreach Focussed/Bitesize Provision are informal activities outside of a classroom which will introduce numeracy using exciting, fun and innovative themes such as using cooking, crafts, sports, film, fashion or money management. Each session will be less than two hours and will aim to engage adults from priority groups within local communities across Tees Valley.

There are core requirements that must be met, for full details download the specification here and application here

All applications must be submitted to Multiply@hartlepool.gov.uk by 5pm on Monday 22nd May 2023. We then aim to promptly notify applicants of our decisions and applications will be scored in line with the weightings in the attached Application Form.

If you have any questions then please contact a member of our team by emailing Multiply@hartlepool.gov.uk


Information correct at the time of publishing.

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