Champion Awards

The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrates individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. Our 2022 awards are now closed for nominations, and we'll be announcing more about this years ceremony shortly. You can find this years categories below.

                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

This year's categories are:

  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.
  2.  INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZER 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. KEY WORKER INDUSTRY AWARD
    Open to those in key worker industries who have shown leadership on the Living Wage, such as care, health, security, cleaning and more. There may be multiple award winners.
  4. PUBLIC SECTOR 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
    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. There may be multiple award winners.
  7. LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGN 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. 
  8. FUNDERS 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. 
  9. NEW: THIRD SECTOR AWARD
    Open to Living Wage Employers in the Third Sector, who are working with other Third Sector organisations to end low pay and insecure work in the sector.
  10. 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. 
  11. 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.
  12. NEW: ADVOCATE OF THE YEAR
    Open to campaigners and workers who have spoken out on the Living Wage and as a result furthered our campaign, such as: speaking at events, in media, blogs and in your local community.