The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The 2019 Champion Awards are now closed for nominations, and judging is currently in process. Any nominees should have received an initial save the date invite to the ceremony, but we’ll be in touch with more information about attending the awards towards the end of April 2019’.
This years award categories are:
1. INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD
Five awards for those who have shown exceptional leadership over the last year by promoting the Living Wage in their industry and supply chain,
2. AGAINST ALL ODDS INDUSTRY AWARD
Five awards for those who have shown leadership on the Living Wage in industries with high levels of low pay, such as retail and care.
3. LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Five awards for teams and community groups that have successfully campaigned on the Living Wage and have grown the Living Wage movement.
4. PLACES CHAMPION AWARD
Three awards for Living Wage Employers who have successfully driven take-up of the real Living Wage in a particular place/area.
5. FUNDING CHAMPION AWARD
Three awards for 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 Friendly Funder scheme.
6. BEYOND THE LIVING WAGE AWARD
Three awards open to Living Wage Employers that have shown exceptional leadership in tackling in-work poverty and improving the wellbeing of their lower paid employees.
7. 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.