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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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Donate today and support Big Issue Vendors to move forward, regain their independence and turn a livelihood into a life.

What we do

Our work

Our work

We work to create opportunities that will end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors.
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Our impact

Our impact

Last year we supported over 2,000 Big Issue vendors with financial and wellbeing support.
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Our programmes

Our programmes

Our activities focus on wellbeing, employment, social mobility and service accessibility.
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Vendor News

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‘The Big Issue got me back on my feet’: Magazine seller turns his life around with new security job
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‘The Big Issue got me back on my feet’: Magazine seller turns his life around with new security job

‘It’s a Christmas miracle’: Big Issue vendor returns lost purse to customer on Christmas Day
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‘It’s a Christmas miracle’: Big Issue vendor returns lost purse to customer on Christmas Day

Meet the former Big Issue vendor who now owns a multi-million pound company fighting fast fashion
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Meet the former Big Issue vendor who now owns a multi-million pound company fighting fast fashion

Lord Bird appeals for public support for Big Issue vendors through pandemic
The Big Issue

Lord Bird appeals for public support for Big Issue vendors through pandemic

Get involved, your way

Partner with us

Partner with us

Working with The Big Issue allows you to align your business with a highly visible and respected social brand.
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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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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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Our Blog

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WarmZilla donates to support Big Issue Vendors
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WarmZilla donates to support Big Issue Vendors

Run, walk or cycle in 2022 to support Big Issue vendors
Big Issue Foundation

Run, walk or cycle in 2022 to support Big Issue vendors

The Big Issue Foundation joins forces with Social Bite for the Christmas Meal Appeal
Big Issue Foundation

The Big Issue Foundation joins forces with Social Bite for the Christmas Meal Appeal

How can you support Big Issue vendors while you shop this Christmas?
Big Issue Foundation

How can you support Big Issue vendors while you shop this Christmas?


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.