Get information about the shared prosperity funding available in North Yorkshire.

The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a national funding programme created by the government that we administer for North Yorkshire. £16.9m is potentially available to the county with the aim of building pride and increasing life chances.

The fund has three investment priorities:

  • communities and place
  • supporting local business
  • people and skills

To oversee delivery of the fund we will be setting up a Local Partnership Group, made up of a wide range of stakeholders and partners that worked with us on  our initial investment plan (pdf / 2 MB) which was submitted to the government.

Following the approval of the plan we will then be able to distribute funds to projects, mostly through a competitive grant giving process overseen by the Local Partnership Group.

It is expected that this stage will happen in the autumn.

Consultation workshops

We held three online workshops around the three priorities for the funding. You can watch the recordings from the sessions and download the presentations:

You can find more information on the fund by reading the government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund prospectus or by contacting us.

Multiply

In addition to the prosperity fund, North Yorkshire has also been allocated £2.6m for Multiply, a national adult numeracy programme.

You can read more information in our  Multiply investment plan (pdf / 973 KB) or by watching a recording of our online briefing session about Multiply.

Multiply intervention Short description of Multiply provision Related fund output indicators Estimated output in 22/23 Estimated output in 23/24 Estimated output in 24/25 Budget in 22/23 Budget in 23/24 Budget in 24/25 Budget total

Courses designed to help people use numeracy to manage their money.

Work with individuals already engaging with community groups, delivery of short interventions around budgeting, switching energy provider, home efficiency, budgeting etc. Likely to be 10 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) short interventions

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

aim to reach 500 learners

aim to reach 800 learners

aim to reach 1000 learners

£100,000

£80,000

£100,000

£280,000

Courses designed to increase confidence with numbers for those needing the first steps towards formal numeracy qualifications.

Development and implementation of microchunked bite size numeracy provision to be used in conjunction with the employer pledge. Sessions may be 10-15 minutes in length building to individual unit confidence tests to support progression to AEB

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

resource developed and piloted with 100 learners

aim to reach 200 learners

aim to reach 500 learners

£30,000

£30,000

£30,000

£90,000

Numeracy activities, courses or provision developed in partnership with community organisations and other partners aimed at engaging the hardest to reach learners

Development of provision using intelligence gained from the partnership to identify the clear hook for delivery. This will share both resources and interventions based on best practice scaling this up across the region. Courses will then be costed and resourced to match the need. Partnering between non-registered and registered provider to develop resources and staffing

Number of different cohorts participating in numeracy courses (e.g. learners in prison, parents)

Pilot with 5 organisations

aim to work with 20 partner organisations

aim to work with additional 20 organisation s but develop progression programmes for previous

£100,000

£150,000

£150,000

£400,000

Courses for parents wanting to increase their numeracy skills in order to help their children, and help with their own progression

Working closely with schools (of all types), develop a cost of living linked numeracy programme that also develops parents and families use of number appropriate to key stage around 2 hours per week. Intervention length to be determined at school level and linked to success of similar interventions. e.g. a school might identify that they have good levels of parental engagement so initiatives could be longer, whilst other may not have any track record

Number of adult numeracy courses run in a local area through Multiply

work with 5 schools with around 10 learners per programme

work with 20 schools with around 10 learners per programme

work with 20 schools with around 10 learners per programme

£10,587

£20,838

£20,838

£52,263

Additional relevant maths modules embedded into other vocational courses

Supporting providers who already have engagement to embed number into learning activities. This may typically require adding additional time on top of funded GLH. Common resources will be developed and used, with shared progression based IAG based on locality discussed.

Number of different cohorts participating in numeracy courses (e.g. learners in prison, parents)

Development of common resources and trialled on programmes across various sector specific areas, with aim for at least two programmes per provider engaging at least 10 learners per programme.

embedding with a quarter of all delivery partner adult learning programmes, reaching around 300 learners

embedding within a half of all delivery partner adult learning programmes, reaching around 600 learners

£20,000

£40,000

£40,000

£100,000

Numeracy activities, courses or provision developed in partnership with community organisations and other partners aimed at engaging the hardest to reach learners

Development of 'pass it on resources'  and provision for all providers to encourage learners who have increased in confidence to share stories and be targeted to pass on the message to other people they feel will benefit from provision. Learners themselves incentivised at £10 per additional learner engaged

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

Development of common resources with aim of referrals from 200 learners

referral to provision by 300 learners

referral to provision by 400 learners

£5,000

£3,000

£4,000

£12,000

Courses aimed at people who can’t apply for certain jobs because of lack of numeracy skills and/or to encourage people to upskill in numeracy order to access a certain job/career

Engagement events with FE / university and Institute of Technology partners and named employers showing impact of numeracy and transferrable skills development to support movement into areas with key vacancies

Number of adult numeracy courses run in a local area through Multiply

at least one event per district with 25 learners per event recruited onto other provision

at least 2 events per district with 100 leaners recruited into provision

at least 3 events per district with 200 leaners recruited into provision

£70,000

£100,000

£80,000

£250,000

Numeracy activities, courses or provision developed in partnership with community organisations and other partners aimed at engaging the hardest to reach learners

Provision in communities that combines use of number with wellbeing initiatives, including healthy eating, health meal prep for families, programmes being short and bite size possibly 3 hours leading to progression into other targeted provision. Delivered across the partnership

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

At least 3 programmes per district piloted and evaluated to consider demographic recruitment and impact

At least 10 events per district with progression into next step provision for 25%

At least 20 events per district with progression into next step provision for 50%

£80,000

£110,000

£100,000

£290,000

Courses designed to increase confidence with numbers for those needing the first steps towards formal numeracy qualifications.

Development of QR codes linked to maths puzzles and games to increase confidence in the use of number with correct solutions leading directly to local provision. These activities wil be mirrored on social media, but be placed on the back of tickets, till receipts and other regularly used media

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

Recruitment onto 25% of multiply funded provision to come through this route

recruitment of 50% of multiply provision to come via this route

recruitment of 50% of multiply provision to come via this route

£100,000

£100,000

£100,000

£300,000

Courses designed to help people use numeracy to manage their money.

Pop up activities that could be held in supermarkets and shopping centres that support people to use number to make their money go further, similar in approach to money saving expert roadshows will support discussion on credit, more efficient spending, healthy eating etc.

Number of people participating in Multiply funded courses

at least one event per district council area with 25 learners per event recruited onto other provision, plus development of resources

at least 2 events per district council area with 100 learners recruited into provision

at least 3 events per district council area with 200 leaners recruited into provision

£100,341

£103,772

£112,772

£316,885

Off menu intervention This cannot be pre-determined at this stage and is likely to match one of the agreed interventions in time but will be matched to organisations who will bring guaranteed learner groups and defined need Number of adult numeracy courses run in a local area through Multiply 10 new courses 20 new courses 20 new courses £110,000 £100,000 £100,000  
Total £806,586.70 £930,677.80 £930,678.00 £2,667,942.50

Frequently asked questions

North Yorkshire has been allocated £16.9m for three years up to March 2025:

  • 2022/23 - £2.05m
  • 2023/24 - £4.1m
  • 2024/25 - £10.74m

In addition North Yorkshire has been allocated £2.6m for Multiply, a national adult numeracy programme.

The funding available is primarily for revenue costs however roughly 17% of the total can be used for capital costs. In North Yorkshire this amounts to approximately £2.7m over three years.

Individual applications for project funding cannot be made until after the Investment Plan has been approved by government, at which time calls for project applications will be launched. This is expected to be in the autumn 2022. Not all grant programmes are likely to be launched immediately the investment plan is approved.

The specifications of each funding opportunity will be developed later on in the process. This will include details of how much funding individual organisations can bid for, any possible match funding requirements, timescales and anticipated outputs and outcomes. Every effort will be made to allow scalable bids and programmes which fit the needs of different communities and the capabilities of delivery partners and potential applicants.

Any work undertaken to develop a grant application prior to the publication of specific funding opportunities is entirely at the applicant’s risk. Potential applicants should be clear that because a certain intervention or initiative is identified in the prospectus it does not guarantee that it will be included in the Investment Plan for North Yorkshire.

The fund is intended to help communities across the country, support people living or working in the UK, citizens with permission to work here, and help businesses operating in the UK. Any organisation with legal status can receive funding to deliver a fund intervention, including arms-length bodies of government where appropriate.

The fund investment plan for North Yorkshire does not require match funding however funding schemes delivered by the ourselves may include a requirement for match funding if that is deemed beneficial to the overall programme and appropriate to a specific grant fund or intervention.

Yes, as stated in Section 2.5 of the prospectus. However exceptions may be made for voluntary organisations delivering projects under previous European Union Funding programmes.

Intelligence gathering and team formation May 2022
North Yorkshire SPF Local Partnership Group June 2022
Consultation with stakeholders and partners June 2022
North Yorkshire SPF Local Partnership Group  14 July
Investment Plan to our Executive for approval 19 July
Submission of Investment Plan to government 22 July
First Investment Plans approved by government October 2022
Initial call for projects October 2022

The overall objective of Multiply is to increase the levels of functional numeracy in the adult population across the UK. We have identified the following success measures for the whole programme at a national level:

  • more adults achieving maths qualifications courses (up to, and including, Level 2 – with GCSEs and FSQs as the qualifications of choice in England – or equivalent) and an increase in participation in numeracy courses. We expect local areas to evidence improvements in functional numeracy, rather than solely participation in Multiply interventions
  • improved labour market outcomes, for example fewer numeracy skills gaps reported by employers, and an increase in the proportion of adults that progress into sustained employment and / or education
  • increased adult numeracy across the population – this overall impact, which goes beyond achieving certificates or qualifications, will track both the perceived and actual difference taking part in the programme makes in supporting learners to improve their understanding and use of maths in their daily lives, at home and at work - and to feel more confident when doing so