5 Nov 2018

As part of Living Wage Week 2018, here’s WCVA CEO Ruth Marks explaining why it’s important that funders in Wales follow WCVA’s lead in becoming Living Wage Friendly Funders, so that we can all ensure the sustainability of the third sector.

Living Wage Friendly Funder

WCVA members, charities and other people active in civil society in Wales regularly talk to me about money - getting it, spending it appropriately, accounting for it, making it go further.  Funds are important for our work, to support voluntary activity and to pay staff if we are an employer.

WCVA is Living Wage employer - this is a statement that is easy to say but did require strategic commitment and focused work.  There are 170 Living Wage employers in Wales, so we are in good company - although increasing this number would be great.

We are, however,  the only Living Wage Friendly Funder in Wales - that is a real shame and something I want to do something about...

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