Money to boost maths in schools

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SCHOOLS, charities and community groups in Portsmouth are being urged to apply for funds to boost their numeracy and financial facilities.

Britannia's Portsmouth branch is drawing attention to its community fund and charitable foundation which has donations worth up to 25,000.

Elaine Clews, who manages the fund, said: 'By raising skills and confidence in numeracy and financial capability we can help to enrich lives, enable people to fully participate in society and make positive contributions to social and financial inclusion in our communities. Our support for primary and pre-schools helps to make maths fun for children, encouraging an early enthusiasm for numbers.

'At the same time, projects with youth charities provide the skills, confidence and opportunities to inspire young people to realise their potential and can change young lives for the better.'

She added: 'We hope to encourage further applications from Portsmouth during 2011.'

For more information call 01538 391 806.