The Trust is an accredited Living Wage Employer and a Living Wage Friendly
Funder. This means that we have committed to encouraging and supporting
those we fund to become Living Wage Employers.
The Living Wage is set each year by the Living Wage
Foundation and is enough to cover the basic cost of living in the UK. Living
Wage Employers choose to pay their staff the Living Wage, which is higher than
the legal “living wage” set by the Government that all employers will have to pay
from April 2016. The Living Wage is
currently £10.20 in London and £8.75 in the rest of the country. This is
equivalent to £18,564 in London and £15,925 in the rest of the UK for a 35 hour
Being or working
towards becoming a Living Wage Employer is not a condition of our funding
and we will consider your application on its merits whether or not your
organisation is, or is considering becoming, a Living Wage Employer.
If your organisation is successful in your grant application to us and
wishes to find out more, we can signpost you to support with
accreditation. If you are a small
organisation, we can help with accreditation fees.
We are collecting statistics on how many of our applicants
and grant-holders are Living Wage Employers so that we can track any changes
over time. This information is for our
internal purposes only and will not form part of our assessment.