2019 Champion Awards open for nominations!
The 2019 Champion Awards are open!
The Living Wage Champion Awards celebrate individuals and organisations that have made an outstanding contribution to the Living Wage movement. The Living Wage Foundation welcomes applications from their whole network, big or small, as they recognise the success of the movement is built by champions like you!
The Awards are open to all accredited Living Wage Employers, Recognised Service Providers and individuals who have gone above and beyond to promote the real Living Wage. Have a look at the categories below and use the applicant guidance to ensure your nomination meets the criteria.
1) INDUSTRY CHAMPION AWARD
Open to individuals or teams working for Living Wage Employers/ Recognised Service Providers that have shown exceptional leadership over the last year by promoting the Living Wage in their industry and supply chains, leading more employers to pay the real Living Wage.
2) AGAINST ALL ODDS AWARD
Open to individuals or teams working for Living Wage Employers or Recognised Service Providers who have shown leadership on the Living Wage in an industry with high levels of low pay. These include; retail, hospitality, care, cleaning, security, manufacturing and temporary recruitment agencies.
3) LIVING WAGE CAMPAIGNS OF THE YEAR AWARD
Open to individuals, teams and community groups that have successfully campaigned for uptake of the Living Wage and as a result grown the Living Wage movement.
4) PLACES CHAMPION AWARD
Open to Living Wage Employers, especially Local Authorities or groups of Employers who have successfully driven take-up of the real Living Wage in a particular place/area.
5) FUNDING CHAMPION AWARD
Open to Living Wage organisations that use their funding and grant-making processes to promote the real Living Wage, as part of the Foundation’s Living Wage Friendly Funder scheme. This award will recognise those that have helped done the most to tackle low pay in sectors reliant on grant funding, such as charities and the arts.
6) BEYOND THE LIVING WAGE AWARD
Open to Living Wage Employers that have shown exceptional leadership in tackling in-work poverty and improving the wellbeing of their lower paid employees, by putting in place measures to tackle insecurity and underemployment as well as low pay, and offering policies to improve job security and work-life balance alongside the real Living Wage.
Finally…Get your employees to nominate you!
7) EMPLOYEES’ CHOICE AWARD
The Living Wage movement, at its heart, is about the workers who benefit from receiving a wage that is enough to live on. Therefore this award is all about who they think deserves to be recognised as an outstanding employer. This award will be open to nominations from employees at Living Wage organisations, who will be invited to 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.