25 January

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal announces new charity partner National Numeracy

The Lord Mayor’s Appeal are pleased to announce 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. 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.

The charity, National Numeracy, compliments The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s ambition to work with organisations who are leading experts in addressing social issues and delivering ground-breaking programmes, which can help to create impactful and positive change within the City. 

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.”

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.

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.

This new partnership will help Londoners gain the crucial number skills that will help them to thrive and support The Lord Mayor’s Appeal’s ambition to create ‘A Better City for All’.

You can find out more about National Numeracy here  

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