We are pleased to confirm that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer.

Our Living Wage commitment will see everyone working at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation receive a minimum hourly wage of £10.90 in the UK, higher than the government minimum for over 23s, which currently stands at £10.42 per hour.

Cambridgeshire Community Foundation is based in the East of England, a region where over 11% of jobs pay less than the real Living Wage – around 288,000 jobs. Despite this, we have committed to pay the real Living Wage and deliver a fair day’s pay for a hard day’s work.

The real Living Wage is the only rate calculated according to the costs of living. It provides a voluntary benchmark for employers that wish to ensure their staff earn a wage they can live on, not just the government minimum. Since 2011 the Living Wage movement has delivered a pay rise to over 450,000 people and put over £2 billion extra into the pockets of low paid workers.

Michael O’Toole, CEO at Cambridgeshire Community Foundation, said:

“As a charity working towards a better quality of life for people across the county, we find it extremely important to make sure that our team are also paid a fair wage, which will help them meet the rising costs of living. Particularly in the current economic climate which has seen many families and individuals struggle to make ends meet, we strongly advocate for other employers to commit to paying the Living Wage too.”

Katherine Chapman, Director at Living Wage Foundation, said:

“We’re delighted that Cambridgeshire Community Foundation has joined the movement of over 12,000 responsible employers across the UK who voluntarily commit to go further than the government minimum to make sure all their staff earn enough to live on.”