Issue details

Management and Governance of York Multiply Funding

Purpose of Report: Multiply is government funding via the UK Shared prosperity fund with the overall objective of increasing the levels of functional numeracy in the UK adult population. Funding is at upper tier authority level and has been distributed in two separate amounts to York and North Yorkshire. With a maximum of 10% of total funding to be used for administration and a smaller allocation given to City of York, this paper will set out the proposed operational and governance arrangements for Multiply to ensure that value and scrutiny of funds is in line with the authorities expectations on use of funds.

The Executive Member will be asked to consider transfer of funds directly to North Yorkshire County Council for management and to agree on the most appropriate governance arrangements for these funds.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/12/2022

Decision due: 03/01/23 by Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities

Lead member: Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Communities

Lead director: Director of Customer & Communities

Department: Directorate of Customer & Communities

Contact: Paul Cliff Email:

Consultation process

The plan for joint management of the Multiply funding was initially circulated with the investment plan that was submitted to the Department for Education. This was then circulated to wider community groups and education providers. On processing this specific item on transfer of funds at CMT we were advised that Executive Member decision was required.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


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