Introduction to Friendly Funders

Tuesday 14th February, 10am-12pm at London Funders, 314 - 320 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
14 Feb 2017
London Funders, 314 - 320 Grays Inn Road, London, WC1X 8DP
London Funders hosted this event for members to showcase the positive impact that adopting the living wage has had for voluntary organisations.
Several large funders such as City Bridge Trust, Comic Relief and the Lloyds Bank Foundation have signed up to the Living Wage Foundation’s ‘Friendly Funders’ scheme, supporting the campaign to tackle low pay in the voluntary and community sector. Most recently, the Big Lottery Fund has signed up to the scheme, recognising that higher pay can break cycles of disadvantage. Chris Anderson from the Lloyds Bank Foundation fed back to attendees of this meeting about the process of becoming a friendly funder. 
Graham Fisher from Toynbee Hall presented the benefits that the living wage has had on its workforce, and the Living Wage Foundation  provided evidence demonstrating how adopting the Living Wage has helped voluntary sector organisations to progress. 
Furthermore, Hamida Ali from the London Borough of Croydon explained why it became one of the three London Local Authorities to become a living wage grant maker. This provided a unique insight on the benefits of the living wage from a Local Authority Perspective.
Click here for a presentation from the Living Wage Foundation
Click here for notes from the meeting
Click here for an application form to become a friendly funder