Champion Awards

The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrates individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement

Last year, due to government restrictions on events we took the decision to postpone our 2020 awards ceremony until Summer 2021. The good news is, our plans for celebrating our Living Wage Champions are back on track and we're looking forward to a online June ceremony. This year, the awards also coincide with 20 years of the Living Wage campaign and 10 years of the Living Wage movement - another reason to come together and raise a glass!

Applications are now closed for  this year's awards.

We look forward to recognising all your achievements in 2021.  

You can see 2019's winners here.

Categories:

1. NEW 'Covid-19 Stronger Together' Champion Award
Open to those who have shown leadership, resilience and kindness by jumping in to help during the pandemic; whether that’s delivering food to isolating residents, helping key workers, or supporting staff with their wellbeing. Proving that in times of crisis, we are stronger together. There may be multiple award winners. 

 

Categories which closed for nominations in 2020:

  1. LIVING WAGE WEEK CHAMPION AWARD
    Open to those who drove activity during Living Wage Week, 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 or Recognised Service Providers who can make the case for why they deserve to be recognised as an excellent place to work for all employees and sub-contracted staff.