The Multiply programme has been launched as part of the government's UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF) programme, by the DfE.

Multiply was announced in the Autumn Spending Review and in the Levelling Up White Paper as part of a range of initiatives that aim to boost adult skills.  The programme is for 19+ adults who do not have a GSCE at Grade 4 (or equivalent) and aims to help people improve their ability to understand and use maths in daily life, home, and work – from household finances, to helping children with homework, to making more sense of the facts in the media and improving employability / job prospects. The programme is intended to make a demonstrable impact on adult numeracy – either through participation in non-accredited provision which boosts skills and confidence, or through the achievement of accredited qualifications.

It is intended that Multiply will offer a range of options such as free personal tutoring, digital training and flexible courses that fit around people’s lives and are tailored to specific needs, circumstances, sectors and industries.  Local provision will need to complement the roll out of a national e-learning platform, and complement existing provision in the local area, such as that funded by the Adult Education Budget.

Lancashire County Council has been allocated £5.9m with £5.3m for the delivery of activities.  An Investment Plan is currently being developed, which is to be submitted by government by the end of June 2022 for approval.  It is anticipated that delivery will commence in Autumn.

Call for pipeline projects

Lancashire County Council is seeking to build a pipeline of projects from organisations and partners wishing to participate in the Multiply Programme, as funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

Please submit the completed Multiply pipeline identification form by 12noon on Friday 17th June 2022.  All forms must be submitted via email to  Please do not submit any appendices or attachments as these will not be read.

Multiply pipeline identification form (DOCX 28.5 KB)