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Mid Ulster Multiply Initiatives

Mid Ulster LMP are delivering a range of initiatives as part of the Multiply programme.

Family Fun Days

School’s out for summer but you can count on fun for all the family at the free family fun days happening across Mid Ulster this July and August.   With lots of activities, team challenges and prizes, add to your bank of summertime memories in locations from Dungannon Park to Davagh Forest and more.

Guarantee your timeslot and venue for the Challenge Zone by registering in advance (click through to registration below) – timeslots are limited to 10 per hour and walk-ins can only be accommodated where there is capacity.  Aim to record the highest score across the day for the chance to win Mid Ulster Gift Cards which can be spent in shops, restaurants, cafes etc across the district.

Your team should be made up of 1 adult plus 1-3 children who will work together to complete entertaining but challenging tasks.  If you are coming as a family with more than one adult, split yourselves across a number of teams – and compete against each other for the highest scores!  

Before and after competing in the Challenge Zone, enjoy your day out at the other fun games available such as archery stations, giant connect four, inflatable dart board and mini golf, and meet walkabout characters. 
We ask that all teams arrive for registration 10 minutes before their allocated slot to ensure activities start on time.

This initiative is part of the Multiply Project, delivered by the Mid Ulster Labour Market Partnership, and funded by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.  Multiply Projects aim to improve numeracy skills for adults who do not currently hold a GCSE Maths at grade C and above.  

A number of tickets have therefore been set aside for those who meet this criteria.  All other tickets are open to the general public.
Please note this information will be kept confidential and will not be shared. 

For more information and to register your team, chose your location below and click through to book a timeslot.  Walk ins will only be available where there is capacity so we would encourage you to book in advance and secure your place.  A limited number of timeslots are available each hour, however there is no restriction of access to all other activities. 

Date and time Location

Wednesday 17 July, 10am to 2pm

Dungannon Park

Wednesday 24 July, 10am to 2pm

Maghera Walled Garden

Tuesday 30 July, 10am to 2pm

Knockmany Forest

Wednesday 7 August, 10am to 2pm

Pomeroy Forest

Wednesday 14 August, 10am to 2pm

Ballyronan Marina

Wednesday 21 August, 10am to 2pm

Davagh Forest

Enhanced Learning for Industry

Would you like to undertake a funded qualification in a numeracy related subject?  Accredited and CPD/non accredited (via Open University) qualifications in subjects such Computerised Bookkeeping, Computerised Payroll, Digital Marketing, SEO, Data Analytics etc to upskill those within industry are available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note funding will be paid as follows:

  • 25% of course fee on submission of paid invoice

  • 75% of course fee on completion of course

Courses must be approved as part of the application process prior to registration and cannot be retrospective for courses already started.

All courses must be completed by 31 March 2025 – no extension to this closing date will be permitted.  Please note, repayment of upfront 25% funding will be required if no evidence of learning or accreditation achieved can be provided.

To apply for this initiative, or for more information on suitable courses, please contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331 984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Gamified Learning Numeracy

Gamified Essential Skills Courses provide a new learning experience using novel digital technologies and/or Virtual Reality technology to attract and engage participants and assist them acquire basic qualifications in Maths. 

Participants are assessed at the start of the course to determine current level of knowledge and are entered into the appropriate level - Entry Level 3, Level 1 (equivalent to a GCSE D), Level 2 (equivalent to a GCSE C)

Topics covered include:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

  • Fractions, decimals, percentages

  • Ratio, proportion, scale

  • Money, time, length, weight, capacity

  • Extracting and interpreting data from charts

  • Averages, range, probability

Delivery to be determined across 10 x 2hr sessions - either 2 nights per week for 5 weeks or 1 per week for 10 weeks

An exam will be taken at end of course at the chosen level.  Available to residents who meet the following criteria

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn.  To register an interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331 984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Financial Planning for Retirement Drop In days

Drop in Days to support residents with Financial Planning towards and during Retirement will be held in each of Mid Ulster’s 5 main towns (Coalisland, Cookstown, Dungannon, Maghera, Magherafelt) during Age Friendly Month: October 2024.  Dates, times and venues to be confirmed.

Residents are invited to attend an event in their locality and speak directly to experts who can help with financial planning towards and during retirement, as well as looking at day to day spending and budgeting, online security, using apps to access banking online etc.  Support agencies and providers will be available throughout the event to speak to attendees face to face.

Three speakers will present workshops during the day on the following relevant topics:

  • Budgeting for retirement including pensions, cost of living, shopping, nutrition and recipes

  • Online banking and fraud awareness.

  • Financial planning for retirement including life insurance, funeral cover, power of attorney, and wills.

Timeslots will be allocated to each speaker so come and hear one specific workshop or attend all three!  No registration necessary.

Community transport will be available to bring people to and from the event – registration for this service available from mid September onwards.

Refreshments will be served throughout the day.  Confirmation and details of each event will be published early September. 

In the meantime, for further information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org


Financial Planning for Retirement Workshops

These workshops provide an opportunity for 6 local Age Friendly groups across the district to avail of speakers who will attend your group location and deliver key speaker presentations relating to financial wellbeing for Over 50s

To be held November 2024 to January 2025, three topics will be covered:

  • Budgeting for retirement including pensions, cost of living, shopping, nutrition and recipes

  • Online banking and fraud awareness.

  • Financial planning for retirement including life insurance, funeral cover, power of attorney, and wills.

Workshops are fully funded and participants have the opportunity to gain knowledge and advice on key issues. 

The Multiply project targets adults (19+) who do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.  Therefore for your group to be eligible, at least 5 members should meet this criteria.

To register your interest or for further information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org


Financial Wellbeing Workshops for Speakers of Other Languages

Small Group Financial Wellbeing workshops to assist with budgeting, shopping and recipes, debt management and benefits and income, UK tax system for employees provided over 4 weekly sessions

To be held in Cookstown, Magherafelt and Dungannon with translation services provided for Syrians, Lithuanians and East Timorese.  Venues with translation service for specific language to be confirmed.

Four weekly session providing support in the following areas:

  • Week 1 : Budgeting household bills,

  • Week 2 : Shopping, nutrition and recipes (scaling up and down),

  • Week 3 : Benefits check and advice, understanding payslips and basic tax

  • Week 4 : Debt management, credit cards, loans and APR

Available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn.  To register your interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org,


Health and Nutrition 1 to 1 Bootcamps

Increase your numeracy skills and get fit and active at the same time.

1-1 training session from a personal trainer will be followed by a tailored advice on nutrition, measuring and tracking, using calorie apps delivered over 10 weekly sessions.

Bootcamps will be delivered from early January until late March and you must commit to completing all 10 sessions.  A list of trainers across the Mid Ulster district will be available so that you can avail of a provider in your immediate locality.

Available to residents who meet the following criteria

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn. To register your interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Health and Nutrition Small Group Workshops

Increase your numeracy skills and get fit and active at the same time.

Take part in a 4 week Small Group programme with a 45 min coaching session followed by a 45 min workshop on each of the following topics. 

  • Nutrition and Calorie counting

  • Recipe planning including how to scale up and down

  • Planning your food shopping for healthy eating

  • Monitoring Weight, apps to help, planning ahead

Coaching sessions will be held in each of MUDC’s four Leisure Centres (Cookstown, Dungannon, Maghera, Magherafelt) plus at a venue within Clogher Valley (to be confirmed as no Leisure Centre available), delivered through a 45 min circuit training 

In addition, 2 walking groups will be available at the tracks at MUSA, Cookstown and Gortgonis, Coalisland.

Dates and times to be confirmed.

To be accepted onto the workshops, you must commit to attending all four sessions which will last approximately ninety minutes each.

Available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn. To register an interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Financial Wellbeing 1 to 1 Bootcamps

1-1 support available for 15 individuals who already struggling to manage finances.  Taking place over a period of weeks, the one to one sessions will address the following topics

Detailed assessment of income and outgoings:

  • Budgeting advice

  • Individual plan on how to manage finances better

  • Debt management, understanding loans and credit cards

  • Meal planning, nutrition, and shopping calculations

Following an initial assessment, an in-depth budget and income assessment will be completed with recommendations on how to manage money more effectively.  A minimum of three follow up sessions are provided to continue support to implement improvements.

Available to residents who meet the following criteria

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn. To register your interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Financial Wellbeing Small Group Workshops

Small Group Financial Wellbeing workshops available to assist with budgeting, shopping and recipes, debt management and benefits and income.

4 weekly sessions will provide advice and support on the following:

Week 1 : budgeting: household bills,

Week 2 : budgeting: shopping and nutrition

Week 3 : benefits and income check

Week 4 : Managing debt and understanding loans and credit cards

To be held in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt – venues, dates and times to be confirmed.  To be accepted onto the workshops, you must commit to attending all four sessions which will last approximately ninety minutes each.

Available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn. To register your interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.


Money Matters Workshops

These workshops will be held in the evenings to provide workers with access to financial planning advice to assist with understanding finance, pension planning, loans, debt and general money management.

Week 1 : Savings Pension Planning at the various stages of life

Week 2 : Mortgage and Loans

Week 3 : Understanding the implications of debt including credit rating

To be held in Cookstown, Dungannon and Magherafelt – venues, dates and times to be confirmed.  To be accepted onto the workshops, you must commit to attending all three sessions which will last approximately ninety minutes each.

Available to residents who meet the following criteria:

  • adults (19+) residing within Mid Ulster

  • do not hold GCSE Maths at grade C (or equivalent) or above.

Please note, this project will start later in the Autumn. To register an interest or for more information, contact the multiply team by telephone on 07584 331984 or email the team on multiply@midulstercouncil.org.