Future Projects is a community based charity in Norwich which became an accredited Living Wage Employer in November 2013. The charity’s ethos led it towards the Living Wage but as with any small charity in the current financial climate, the business and financial implications were a primary concern. However, Trustees investigated the business benefits and recognised the positive impact the Living Wage would have on the charity, its employees and the wider community it serves. An additional 20% of Future Projects employees now receive a Living Wage.
Daniel Childerhouse, Future Projects’ CEO is also a founding Trustee of Living Wage Norwich. Daniel said “Implementing the Living Wage was the right thing to do for us as a business and for our employees. Having gone through the process I was determined to support other businesses to do the same and make Norwich a better place for people to live and work”.
One employee said “I have been on living wage for just under a year and although the cost of living is still high, without the Living Wage it would be almost impossible for me. Being on the Living Wage hasn’t solved all my financial concerns but it enables me to earn just enough to survive without working endless hours and putting physical and emotional strain on myself and my loved ones”.