Living Wage Funder

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust is proud to be a Living Wage Funder and we seek to ensure that all posts which are wholly or partially funded by us pay the real Living Wage unless there are particular reasons for this not to happen.

The real Living Wage is a voluntary, hourly rate of pay that is based on the actual cost of living. It is currently calculated as £12 per hour UK-wide and £13.15 per hour in London (2024 figures).

If your grant application includes funding towards salary costs (either for new posts or freelance roles, or to support current employees), please ensure that you cost these up at at least the real Living Wage. For more information or advice, please contact us.

Organisations do not need to be accredited Living Wage Employers to apply to JRRT, but we do encourage organisations to consider whether this is a possibility for them. You can find out more about the scheme, including how to apply, on the Living Wage Foundation website.