Champion Awards

The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrates individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. Nominations are now closed for 2020/21 as we have postponed and shortlisting until 2021. When we have specific dates, we will announce them to all applicants and on this web page.

In the meantime, we want to thank all our Living Wage Champions who are going above and beyond to tell others why the Living Wage matters. You make this movement strong and we look forward to recognising all your achievements in 2021.  

You can see 2019's winners here,

This year’s categories are:

  1. LIVING WAGE WEEK CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to those who drove activity during Living Wage Week, whether by hosting an event, telling their story online or through press or by increasing public awareness of the Living Wage. There may be multiple award winners. 
  2.  INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to those who have shown exceptional leadership over the last year by promoting the Living Wage in their industry and supply chain. There may be multiple award winners.
  3. AGAINST ALL ODDS INDUSTRY AWARD
    Open to those who have shown leadership on the Living Wage in industries with high levels of low pay, such as retail, care, security and more. There may be multiple award winners.
  4. PUBLIC SECTOR AWARD
    A single award, open to Public Sector Living Wage Employers who have shown exceptional leadership in the communities you work within, and across the public sector. 
  5. LIVING HOURS CHAMPION AWARD
    A single award, open to Living Wage Employers who are committed to implementing Living Hours measures in their workplace, providing guaranteed hours to tackle the issue of insecurity at work.
  6. PLACES CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to Living Wage Places Action Groups who have successfully driven take-up of the real Living Wage in a particular place/area, or are on the path towards recognition. Living wage Buildings can also apply to this category and there may be multiple award winners.
  7. LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARD
    Open to teams and community groups that have successfully campaigned on the Living Wage and have grown the Living Wage movement in the past year. There may be multiple award winners.
  8. FUNDING AND CHARITY CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to Living Wage Employers that use their funding and grant-making processes to promote the real Living Wage in low pay sector reliant on grants, such as charities and the arts, as part of the Foundation’s Living Wage Funder scheme. This category is also open to Living Wage Employers in the charity sector who promote the Living Wage despite operating in a low paid sector. There may be multiple award winners.
  9. RECOGNISED SERVICE PROVIDER CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to Recognised Service Providers working with the Living Wage Foundation, that continue to champion the Living Wage through bids with clients. There may be multiple award winners. 
  10. EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD
    An award open to all employees at Living Wage Employers who can make the case for why their Living Wage Employer or Recognised Service Provider deserves to be recognised as an excellent place to work for all employees and sub-contracted staff.