Funding to continue for free Multiply numeracy courses in Fife

A poster promoting the Multiply campaign showing a young man holding a calculator and piggy bank.

Fife Council's Cabinet Committee announced on Thursday 8th February that funding from the UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund will continue to be allocated towards the Fife Multiply programme. Fife Council has been allocated approximately £800k for the Fife Multiply programme for 2024/2025.

The UK Government funded Multiply programme seeks to boost people’s confidence and ability to use maths and numbers effectively in daily life, at home and work. This includes helping people attain a formal qualification to open doors to new jobs, career progression and/or further study.

The Fife Multiply programme offers easy local access to free numeracy courses and initiatives where you can gain a qualification and build your confidence in using numbers at work or in everyday life.

The Fife Multiply programme is delivered by the Council’s Adult Basic Education team, in partnership with Fife College, Fife Voluntary Action and support from providers across Fife.

Councillor Altany Craik, Fife Council Spokesperson for Finance, Economy, and Strategic Planning, said:

"Through the Fife Multiply programme, we want to boost people’s confidence to use maths and numbers effectively in daily life, at home and work.

"This is a great opportunity for people to attain a qualification to open doors to new jobs, career progression or further study.

"The Fife Multiply programme also offers a valuable addition to the Council's cost of living support, with courses on budgeting and confidence with money that can help ease the pressure of the cost of living crisis."

Fife Multiply courses can help with everyday tasks such as improving household finances, helping children with homework, making more sense of statistics and facts in the media, or improving numeracy skills specific to your line of work.

There are courses available locally for beginners and more advanced courses such as National 5 Maths, Functional Skills Qualifications, or equivalent.

Fife Council provides numeracy courses as part of the Fife Multiply programme to help adults build confidence with numbers. These courses cover topics such as:

  • Numeracy Vocabulary
  • Numbers and Money
  • Using numbers in measurement
  • Time and numbers
  • Understanding Graphical Information
  • Calculation

Working with other Fife-based providers, there are lots of free, easy to access courses across Fife that can help residents with maths and build confidence with numbers.

To find out more about Multiply in Fife, and the courses on offer, visit: