TP ICAP is working with National Numeracy on a four year partnership to support our work across communities, workplaces and within the wider culture to help millions of people transform their lives. TP ICAP is the world’s largest interdealer broker and plays a pivotal role in the world’s financial, energy and commodities markets. Their brokers use their maths skills every day to understand complex markets, which are constantly evolving. As numbers people they know that numeracy is one of life’s crucial building blocks, and share our view that by improving basic numeracy skills, opportunities and life chances are improved for all.
We joined forces with KPMG to launch the Essentials of Numeracy and our 2017 report, "A new approach to making the UK numerate", to help the shift in attitude and attainment of numeracy in the UK. We have secured a four-year partnership with the professional services organisation to build momentum and help garner further business endorsement for the Essentials, and backing to influence policy.
Ufi Charitable Trust
National Numeracy is working with the Ufi Charitable Trust on an 18-month project to scale up our online Challenge tool, to allow more adults to assess and improve their numeracy skills in vocational settings. The project team is working with health trusts, employers, unions, online referral sites, employment agencies, colleges, banks and credit agencies, to help adults get the ‘Essentials of Numeracy’, thereby improving their employment and career progression prospects, while helping organisations to increase their productivity and efficiency. The trust also funded our gaming app Star Dash Studios in 2016 and more recently supported our Firm Foundations Digital project.
Department for Education
National Numeracy made a successful bid to the Department for Education Flexible Learning Fund in 2018. We are working with six partners including the John Lewis Partnership and Civil Service Learning to deliver basic numeracy skills via an online delivery method, reaching people both through their employers and directly. The project is running during the 2018/19 academic year and helping adults in work who are looking to upskill and gain confidence in numeracy.
UBS has funded National Numeracy’s parental engagement project for primary schools in East London in the academic year 2018/19. The project is centred around National Numeracy’s Family Maths Toolkit and offers schools support in working with parents to improve pupils’ confidence in maths.
UBS provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. For over 30 years, UBS has worked to overcome disadvantage in its local communities. In Hackney, UBS supports education and entrepreneurship by funding carefully selected community partners and projects, and through the commitment and skills of its employees.