Nesta Launches Solving Together Fund to Boost Student Maths Outcomes

Nesta’s new Solving Together Fund aims to support two high-potential, early-stage interventions which can improve parental engagement in maths and maths outcomes for secondary students (11-16 years old), using digital technology.

Interventions could be aiming to have an impact on a number of different outcomes relating to maths, including improving a young person’s confidence in the subject, improving attitudes and interest in maths and improving attainment.

The outcome should help provide teachers with the right information to make evidence-based decisions on which interventions to use in their schools, and help to guide further development of interventions.

There are two grants of £20,000 available. Non-financial support will be provided by Nesta and Tata, depending on the needs of the funded projects. This could include advice on business modelling, measuring of impact or marketing.

The funds can be used for direct project costs, related staff costs, evaluation, project-related marketing and programme and business development.

A range of organisations are eligible to apply, including social enterprises, charities and private enterprises. Interventions can be delivered within the school curriculum, in non-curriculum time or outside of/separate from school. The projects should be delivered in the UK.

The deadline for applications is 9am on 24 June 2019.

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