Living Wage Funders

Ranging from local authorities to charitable trusts and foundations, corporate funders to social investors, our Living Wage Funders are committing to tackle low pay by encouraging the organisations they support to pay the real Living Wage.

Benefits for Living Wage Funders:

  • Get access to guidance on applying the Living Wage to grant-funded posts, including templates and case studies.
  • Become part of a strategic community of funders that support and promote the Living Wage, contributing to ending low pay in the third sector.
  • Are entitled to use the Living Wage Funder Mark.
  • Appear on our website so that supporters and grantees can easily find out about the commitment you have made.
  • Have the opportunity to work with us on press coverage to promote your Funder recognition.
  • Receive an invitation to events during Living Wage Week and a pack with materials and guidance on how to be part of the national celebrations.
  • Are kept up to date on the Living Wage campaign and opportunities to celebrate your recognition.
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Become a Living Wage Funder

Funders are doing things differently

Ranging from local authorities to charitable trusts and foundations, social investors, and corporate, science and capital funders, our dozens of Living Wage Funders are committing to tackle low pay by encouraging the organisations they support to pay staff the real Living Wage.


Find out more about their experience and impact in our case studies below.

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Living Wage in the third sector

With many people in the third sector continuing to earn below a real Living Wage, we're also working with organisations to tackle the challenges of low-paid, insecure work in the sector, enabling more not-for-profits to provide a decent standard of living. Find out more about our Third Sector work here.

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1 in 7 third sector workers paid below a real Living Wage

This report looks at the scale and drivers of low pay in the sector, who is most impacted and the effect paying the Living Wage has on third sector organisations. It also offers solutions for third sector organisations.

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Living Wage Funders

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1. Are Living Wage Employers

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2. Seek to ensure their grant-funded posts, or investment-funded posts, are funded at the Living Wage where possible

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3. Support grantees or investees to become Living Wage Employers

Trafford Housing Trust case study

Trafford Housing Trust joined the Living Wage Funder scheme in 2018; they were our first housing association to commit to the scheme and won a Living Wage Funder Champion Award. Find out more about their experience here.

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Living Wage and social investors

Promoting the real Living Wage among your portfolio of social investees can make a real impact – and is an approach you can implement fairly quickly.
Find out more about how you can embed Living Wage consideration into your investment decision making, and join a movement of funders, social impact investors and entrepreneurs championing the real Living Wage.

Access Living Wage Resources for Social Investors /living-wage-resources-social-investors
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Who is a Living Wage Funder?

Ranging from local authorities to charitable trusts and foundations, social investors and corporate funders, our Living Wage Funders are committing to tackle low pay by encouraging the organisations they support to pay the real Living Wage. Below are all the accredited Living Wage Funders:

84 Living Wage Funders

Become a Living Wage Funder