The LOWE Ambassador Programme is a selective programme aimed at providing Key workers, Innovators, Placemakers and Contributors a platform to pursue causes they are passionate about through significant licence fee discounts and a voice within LOWE. We are always looking for community minded people who are excited to represent their community and assist LOWE with initiatives and charitable giving.
HOW IT WORKS
There are an unlimited number of positions made available every six months (running from September – March and March – September every year). The position is held a maximum of 6-months and the guardian must already live with LOWE. The chosen ambassadors will receive a minimum of 40% reduction to their licence fee, a platform to promote their own work or charitable causes, and a direct point of contact within LOWE to work on projects dedicated to supporting the local community.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE
Key workers: NHS workers, police, transport operators, educators, postal employees, charity workers – the list goes on!
Innovators: Our big picture, cutting-edge, entrepreneurial guardians, whether they are founding a start-up, building a sustainability programme or engaged in future focussed technology.
Placemakers: Our guardians who turn a postcode into a community, filling the local area with sound, colour, diversity and culture. Musicians, artists, creators; they all deserve our support.
Contributors: Our guardians who are dedicated to giving back to their local communities, who use their time outside of work to volunteer with charities or local communities.
The sheer diversity and calibre of LOWE Guardians is astounding, and presents an amazing opportunity to connect like-minded people and foster collaboration. So many guardians choose guardianship not only for affordability, but also for community, opportunity and sustainability. We want to give our guardians the space and infrastructure to support them in their endeavours, and to connect them with resources and each other.
Meet our passionate guardians who are driven in their work, their individual projects and are invested in bringing together the LOWE community.Meet our Ambassadors
* APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED *
We have completed our round of applications for September 2021 – March 2022. The next round of applications will reopen in February for the March – September 2022 intake.
Sir Tim Melville-Ross, Chairman, Homerton University Hospital
“I believe the work that LOWE Guardians are doing is crucial to helping resolve some of our most pressing national issues. It is well known that our national housing policy is delivering far too few affordable dwellings in key locations. But it is less well known that the implications of this for the effective operation of our National Health Service and other public services are very severe. I chair an NHS acute and community trust in East London, where I can see for myself how difficult it is for staff to find acceptable, affordable accommodation within a reasonable distance. For some there is the (expensive) option of commuting from a distant home, but this really doesn’t work without creating enormous stress for people who have to work long and variable shifts, and be available at very short notice. This is clearly a major problem for key workers in the health service, the police and the fire service amongst others.”