As a leading credit card provider, Capital One UK gets how important understanding and working with numbers are to its customers. It is committed to supporting communities across the UK to build skills, resilience in order to stimulate social mobility, and make a sustainable difference to people’s lives.
This close alignment of the two organisation’s social mobility aims will make for an exciting, high impact partnership over the coming year, including Capital One joining the National Numeracy Leadership Council, to help tackle the UK’s numeracy crisis with a group of pioneering business leaders, HM Treasury and the Department for Work and Pensions.
The partnership also sees Capital One UK become a Lead Supporter on two of our nationwide campaigns - National Numeracy Day 2022, on 18 May, and Number Confidence Week 2022 in November – as well as partnering on research and educational resources.
National Numeracy’s new corporate volunteering programme will be developed with support from Capital One. The scheme will equip employers and their staff to support the development of numeracy in primary schools and workplaces and matches Capital One’s focus on leveraging expertise from within its business to help communities prosper.
Sam Sims, Chief Executive of National Numeracy said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Capital One into the National Numeracy family as a new Strategic Partner. Capital One’s commitment to supporting the communities within which they work and live aligns perfectly with our work across the UK. Furthermore, Capital One’s support and commitment will make a truly tangible and lasting impact on addressing the numeracy issue. We look forward to an exciting year ahead.”
Dave Richards, Head of Corporate Responsibility, said: "We are really proud to be launching this new partnership with National Numeracy. We recognise how confidence with numbers can have a profound impact for people in their everyday life and when managing finances. We're truly looking forward to seeing the impact we can drive through the many ways we'll be working together in the year ahead."
National Numeracy is an independent charity dedicated to helping people feel confident with numbers and using everyday maths. Our mission is to empower children and adults in the UK to get on with numbers so they can fulfil their potential at work, home and school. Our work improves how people understand and work with numbers in everyday life, sparking better opportunities and brighter futures.