What is Multiply?

Multiply is a national project funded to help people wanting to improve their mathematics skills and to improve their confidence in using these skills in everyday life.

In Lincolnshire, this is funded by Multiply in partnership with Lincolnshire County Council.

Our Multiply Sessions

Our Multiply sessions are about developing the confidence to join in and try new things, to keep going even if it’s difficult and to help people achieve their personal goals. We devise sessions to run at your own pace.

Activities are designed to be enjoyable and related to using maths skills in everyday life, with encouragement to have a try and see if these sessions are working for individuals with no pressure.

Individual sessions are available which can help with personal budgeting or specific skills (eg, currency converting, online bookings or maths to help their children with homework). This means people get to choose the skills they want to develop and decide jointly with their tutor, how to achieve their own personal goals. Throughout all our group sessions people support each other to develop confidence.

Groups are not packed with people so they are relaxed and informal, friendly, welcoming and inclusive.

Some of the sessions we run as a group or as an individual one-off taster session can include:

  • Ready, Steady, Cook – Getting ingredients from Sleaford Community Grocery and come up with recipes based on what you got. We will pay for the Community Grocery membership while you are doing the course
  • Plan-a-party – Over a few sessions the group will look at what they need to do to plan a party on a budget of £100 and then put this into action when they host the party itself. The party can be for whatever the group decides it for be for.
  • Budgeting for Bids & Treasurer for beginners – This is aimed at local community groups & small charities who may be looking for some additional support with key skills relating to handing their finances and bids.

There are so many more as well, get in touch to ask for our full list of sessions.

Who can take part in Multiply sessions?

Anyone aged 19 or over by the start of the course and do not have a GCSE Mathematics Grade C / 4 can take part in these free sessions.

Even if you have a GCSE in Maths and are interested, please still get in touch!

Other Multiply Projects in Lincolnshire

Multiply sessions run by other services across Lincolnshire are on the 2Aspire website https://2aspire.org.uk/home/multiply/  

We are working with a range of partners to help run online sessions as well as face to face sessions around North Kesteven, West Lindsey, East Lindsey, Lincoln, Boston and South Kesteven. These include:

  • Katy Roberts Consultancy Services 
  • Lincolnshire CVS 
  • Lincs Digital 
  • Seagull  
  • Sortified 
  • The Network 

Find out more

To find out more about Multiply with us, please call us on: 

Telephone: 01529 308450 

Email: multiply@voluntarycentreservices.org.uk 

Contact Us Expression of Interest Form: https://forms.office.com/e/pZxR8XmPM5