As the cost-of-living crisis intensifies, funders, commissioners and local authorities are facing an increasingly challenging context within which to support their grantees.
At the same time, we know that 14.1 per cent of workers in the third sector earn less than the real Living Wage. It is more important than ever for the funder community to explore solutions to in-work poverty and low pay. Within the Living Wage movement, our network of more than 60 Living Wage Funders has worked together since 2015 to address this issue by championing the Living Wage to their grantees and networks.
On Friday, 18 November, 10-11.15 am, we’re excited to invite you to join us during this year’s Living Wage Week, as we bring funders, commissioners, and local authorities together to discuss the role they are playing to address working poverty. During this 75-minute roundtable, we will explore how funders are responding to the cost-of-living crisis; the barriers they face, as well as their innovative and practical solutions to implementing the real Living Wage.
The roundtable will include a 25-minute panel conversation, as well as 30-minutes for participants to discuss the emerging themes and issues in breakout groups, facilitated by the Foundation.
The Living Wage campaign has returned more than £2bn to the pockets of over 400,000 employees, but it has never been more important. We do hope you can join us to discuss how we can work together to tackle the cost-of-living crisis and celebrate the vital role of third sector employers in the Living Wage campaign.