Youth Music is a Living Wage Funder
Youth Music is a Living Wage Funder, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.
Living Wage Funders work together to end low pay in the voluntary and community sector, and are Living Wage Employers themselves. Youth Music, based in London, has long had a commitment to paying all staff the London Living Wage or above.
Inclusion is at the heart of Youth Music’s work, breaking down barriers for young people who might otherwise be excluded due to their background or circumstances. In 2017 we launched an internship programme, providing young people with meaningful work experience paid at the London Living Wage. This is particularly important in the arts and culture sector, which has a history of unpaid internships that prevent many young people from getting a foothold in the industry.
As a Living Wage Funder, Youth Music will support successful applicants to pay the real Living Wage rates to any grant-funded staff posts. We also encourage grantholders to become accredited employers.
Existing Fund A and Fund B grantholders are eligible to apply to uplift their grant so that any Youth Music-funded posts are paid at the Living Wage and to cover the first year accreditation costs of becoming a Living Wage Employer. Please contact your Grants & Learning Officer if you are interested in applying for an uplift.