PRESS RELEASE: Cause4 Shortlisted for Living Wage Award

5th October, 2016

- Cause4 wins recognition at Living Wage Champion Awards 2016 -

LONDON –  4th October 2016: B Corporation and social enterprise Cause4 has been shortlisted by the Living Wage Foundation for the Living Wage Champion Awards 2016 in recognition of its contributions to communities and industries.

As a Living Wage accredited employer, Cause4 is dedicated to ensuring that its people have what they need to make ends meet.

“Committing to the Living Wage has been an important development for Cause4. We have grown our business based on developing talented graduates through our entrepreneurship development programmes to support the growth of future leaders for the charity and social enterprise sectors. Our move to Living Wage status has made a huge difference to how we approach recruitment and how valued our staff feel. Being shortlisted for the Living Wage Champion Awards is exciting and embeds this important approach as a key part of how we do business.”

Living Wage Foundation Director, Katherine Chapman said: “The commitment of Living Wage employers like Cause4 to responsible pay makes a life changing difference to families and communities across the UK.”

The award winners will be announced during Living Wage Week, with one winner announced for each region of the UK.  The awards are judged by an independent panel of community leaders from Citizens UK; national community organising charity and home of the Living Wage campaign.

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About Cause4www.cause4.co.uk

Cause4 champions new ways of scaling up charities and social enterprises supporting them to change and grow. A small team but with big ambition and a big heart, it’s not the size of project that matters to us but whether it can make an impact. Provoking change is at the heart of our mission.

Cause4 works in partnership with corporations, charities and people to develop important charitable projects, create new business models, as well as to raise vital funds working across the charity, arts, sports and education sectors.  Learning lessons from the private sector to benefit not-for-profit organisations, since set up in May 2009, Cause4 has raised over £46 million for clients, and is committed to helping attract the best graduate talent to work on some of the charitable sector’s most pressing issues.

As a social enterprise and certified B-Corporation, Cause4 measures its social impact based on the level of income achieved for clients, and the associated impact of programmes across multiple beneficiary communities.  We also evaluate the effect of our talent development programmes and the leadership journey of our graduates.

More information about Cause4’s strategic development programmes and talent development initiatives can be found at www.cause4.co.uk.

 

"The course was informative, enjoyable, covering plenty of ground in just one day without feeling rushed at all. It came at a crucial time in our planning and thinking as a development team and was a very welcome pause for thought. Michelle was a brilliant facilitator and it was a real benefit to hear about her experiences across the sector."

Jane Reynolds, Development Manager, Manchester International Festival