We are proud to be a Living Wage Employer, accredited with the Living Wage Foundation. (This is different from the UK Government’s ‘national living wage’, which is a compulsory minimum wage premium for all staff aged over 25).
We also want to make sure our grant and investment support is part of the solution to issues around fair pay and reducing wage inequality and so we have, in addition, become an accredited Living Wage Friendly Funder.
We therefore require that organisations we work with pay at least the Living Wage on any staff posts wholly or partially (and directly or indirectly) supported by us, unless we can agree that there are good reasons for this not to happen. We also support them to become Living Wage Employers themselves – and hence commit to pay the Living Wage on all of their directly employed and contracted staff posts.