The Lord Mayor’s Appeal has announced a new partnership with the National Numeracy charity across 2022.
National Numeracy will join The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Place2Be, OnSide and Samaritans, as a charity partner of The Lord Mayor’s Appeal.
Low numeracy is an issue holding 3.5 million Londoners back from fulfilling their potential. It can lead to increased vulnerability to unemployment, debt, fraud, and financial exclusion.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal partnership with National Numeracy will support a new campaign ‘Every Londoner Counts’. This initiative aims to improve employability and financial inclusion by supporting thousands of Londoners in greatest need to build confidence, skills, and positive attitudes to basic numeracy through a network of 500 newly trained Numeracy Champions.
The Lord Mayor of the City of London Alderman Vincent Keaveny said: “I am delighted that The Lord Mayor’s Appeal is partnering with National Numeracy to launch the ‘Every Londoner Counts’ campaign.
“By supporting numeracy, we can boost people’s self-confidence, financial independence, and employment prospects. This is a wonderful addition to The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s charity partnerships.”
Each year through a series of dedicated events, including the annual City Giving Day, The Lord Mayor’s Appeal raises thousands of pounds for their partner charities to ensure these good causes can continue their work.
Chief Executive of National Numeracy Sam Sims commented “Low numeracy blights lives and livelihoods and is holding millions of Londoners back. But this can change. Improving adult numeracy through the ‘Every Londoner Counts’ initiative will help create opportunities for work and careers, as well as financial inclusion, for thousands of people across the city.
“National Numeracy is therefore delighted to be partnering with The Lord Mayor’s Appeal to achieve lasting change to adult numeracy in London.”
Established in 2012, National Numeracy’s 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, sparking better opportunities and brighter futures.
The charity offers free online tools, support, advice, campaigns, and training to help individuals and communities improve their numeracy.