Number Sense has obtained seed funding for our two-year pilot to July 2020, so that, during this initial period, the project is free to schools.
During the pilot we are run totally by volunteers and our expenditure is modest. As we scale up we will need to employ professional staff to help build and control an organisation which ultimately can support thousands of children across hundreds of schools. This will require establishing long-term sources of funding.
A target financial goal is to provide our one-to-one support sessions for a full year at an all-in cost of £180 per child (before inflation). We intend to raise the majority of this cost through funders, with the balance coming from a small charge per child to the schools.
We are developing a multi-year strategic plan incorporating all elements of expenditure. We will share this with prospective major funders, but we do not intend to make it public until we have more experience with managing against our growth, expenditure, and income targets.