Multiply: funding available to improve adult numeracy skills

Documents to help local areas write investment plans for delivering the Multiply adult numeracy programme.

Applies to England


Multiply investment prospectus

Multiply technical guidance

Multiply investment plan template


The investment prospectus provides guidance on how local authorities in England can access funding to improve numeracy skills for adults (aged 19 and above).

The technical guidance document provides detailed guidance for local authorities in England on Multiply, including:

  • the allocation methodology
  • assurance and grant management mechanisms
  • the reporting framework

The Multiply investment template document and spreadsheet are for the Greater London Authority, mayoral combined authorities and upper tier or unitary authorities outside these areas in England. Complete and return these by 8 January 2024.

Indicative allocations for local areas gives details of the funding allocations for local authorities in England for the financial years:

  • 2022 to 2023
  • 2023 to 2024
  • 2024 to 2025

Updates to this page

Published 13 April 2022
Last updated 12 December 2023 + show all updates
  1. Added ‘Multiply financial year 2023 to 2024 assurance: guidance for upper tier and unitary authorities’ and ‘Multiply financial year 2023 to 2024 assurance: guidance for Greater London Authority and Mayoral Combined Authorities’.

  2. Updated 'Multiply technical guidance' to reflect recent policy developments.

  3. Updated 'Indicative allocations for local areas' to remove the figures for Cumbria in financial year 2 and 3 as it has closed. Figures for Westmoreland and Furness have been added.

  4. Corrected 'Multiply investment plan template for section A question 2' to add an extra option in column C.

  5. Added the Multiply investment template document and spreadsheet.

  6. First published.

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