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Big Issue Foundation

Our mission is to connect Big Issue vendors to the vital support & specialist services that enable them to rebuild their lives & determine their own pathways to a better future.

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Double your donation today!

As part of The Big Give Christmas Challenge, if we raise £35,750 by 6th December, all gifts will be matched. Make you support worth twice as much and donate today!

What we do

What we do

We work to create opportunities that will end poverty for Big Issue vendors.
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Hand up Service

Hand up Service

Hand Up is our free service for Big Issue vendors and others in Big Issue enterprises
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2022-2023 Priorities

2022-2023 Priorities

Our activities focus on fuel poverty, wellbeing, digital inclusion and Roma support.
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Vendor News

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Vendor Updates: Summer 2022
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Vendor Updates: Summer 2022

Putting His Best Foot Forward
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Putting His Best Foot Forward

Anabel's Story
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Anabel's Story

Elena's Story
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Elena's Story

Get involved, your way

London Walk 2023

London Walk 2023

Returning March 2023, London Walk now has 3 routes: 10k, half marathon, maratahon
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Leave a legacy

Leave a legacy

Remember us in your will and help transform the lives of vulnerable people for years to come.
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Fundraise

Fundraise

Take part in one of our events, or organise your own. We have events including cycling, jogging, and more.
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Our Blog

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How to give one donation and have twice the impact 
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How to give one donation and have twice the impact 

From 12:00PM on Tuesday 29 November until 12:00PM on Tuesday 6 December, donations made to Big Issue Foundation through our online Christmas Challenge…
Support Big Issue vendors when you shop this Christmas
Big Issue Foundation

Support Big Issue vendors when you shop this Christmas

Every time you use one of their shopping vouchers or deals, Savoo donates to charity at no additional cost to you.
Stepping up for homelessness at The London Walk
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Stepping up for homelessness at The London Walk

Together aiming to raise funds to fight against homelessness and support those currently experiencing it.

The difference you will make

Your gift today will mean Big Issue vendors will get the support they need to progress forward in life. It will mean vendors who are struggling with their mental health are supported to access vital advice and guidance services, those facing financial hardship could receive food and utility support and vulnerably housed vendors gain emergency/sheltered accommodation.
Big Issue vendors in England and Wales will be back on April 12.

Donate Today

Big Issue vendors are some of the most vulnerable members of our society
But at the same time, they are micro-entrepreneurs. By supporting their business, you can help them overcome homelessness, financial instability and other social disadvantages that hold them back. As well as buying directly from a vendor, there are many other ways you can support The Big Issue.