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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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Former vendor Bill raises £500 for Big Issue
Big Issue Foundation

Former vendor Bill raises £500 for Big Issue

Popular Big Issue vendor who lost beloved dog on Christmas Day welcomes new pet to his pitch
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Popular Big Issue vendor who lost beloved dog on Christmas Day welcomes new pet to his pitch

The Big Issue wants to support Ukraine refugees arriving in the UK - here's how
The Big Issue

The Big Issue wants to support Ukraine refugees arriving in the UK - here's how

Giant billboards in London point you towards your nearest Big Issue seller!
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Giant billboards in London point you towards your nearest Big Issue seller!

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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Former vendor Bill raises £500 for Big Issue
Big Issue Foundation

Former vendor Bill raises £500 for Big Issue

DJs Against Street Poverty Organise Big Issue Fundraiser
Big Issue Foundation

DJs Against Street Poverty Organise Big Issue Fundraiser

Long-time Big Issue Supporter is Taking Action Against Food Poverty
Big Issue Foundation

Long-time Big Issue Supporter is Taking Action Against Food Poverty

FIS Worldpay takes on our Big Challenge Day
Big Issue Foundation

FIS Worldpay takes on our Big Challenge Day


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.

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