Champion Awards 2019

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 open for nominations. 


We welcome applications from our whole network, big or small, as we recognise the success of our movement is built by champions like you!

This year's categories are listed below, and you can use our applicant guidance to check criteria for each. When ready to make your award nomination, apply here.

This years award categories are:

1. INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD

Six 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

Six 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.