Big Issue Foundation

How can you double your donation to Big Issue vendors?

The Big Issue Foundation is delighted to be announced as a participant in The Big Give’s Christmas Challenge 2021. Donate via our Christmas Challenge page and all donations will be doubled, at no cost to you!

From midday on Tuesday 30 November #GivingTuesday until midday on Tuesday 7 December, all donations made to The Big Issue Foundation through our online Christmas Challenge page will be doubled! A Gift of £10 becomes £20, £20 becomes £40, and £50 becomes £100 – at no extra cost to you!

Donating this week means twice the impact, and twice the support we can provide to Big Issue vendors, like Jason.

I’m a 45-year-old man that suffers from a plethora of mental health disorders. The support The Big Issue Foundation has given me will result in me having the keys to my own front door in my hand and I couldn’t begin to describe the enormity of the problems this solves.”

Jason, London Big Issue vendor

This year, we are being supported by our wonderful match funding champion The Monday Charitable Trust and our amazing pledgers, who will match every £1 you donate, up to an incredible total of £14,700.

Together we have the opportunity to raise £29,400 for Big Issue vendors.

It’s a big target, but we know we can achieve it with your help.

The Covid-19 legacy remains a serious economic threat to the livelihood of our Big Issue vendors, and we have a long road out of the pandemic. Winter used to be the season where Big Issue vendors thrived, but with the death of the high-street and the rise in online shopping, they’re now struggling to get by more than ever before.

Thanks to you, they won’t feel like they are facing this alone.

Your support will enable us to create opportunities for people facing homelessness by equipping them with skills and confidence to raise themselves out of poverty whilst earning an income selling The Big Issue.

Together we can make a difference.

How you can help!

Donate through our Big Give Christmas Challenge, and your donation will be DOUBLED!

Simply visit our Christmas Challenge page and hit the donate button. Match funds are reserved for donations for 15 minutes, so please ensure to complete your transaction in that time in order for it to match funded.

So please make your donation, share with your friends and family, and keep an eye out for when we reach the target!

The difference you will make

Over the next five years your investment will help The Big Issue to reach its aim of 1 million people living in poverty and facing homelessness. With your support we can give individuals the future they deserve.

The impact of the campaign will mean The Big Issue Foundation can start:

  • expanding into regions we don’t yet reach
  • fund accredited programmes for our vendors
  • create a peer-to-peer support network for people rough sleeping
  • invest in specialist training for our frontline staff
  • offer immediate financial support and crisis relief to over 1,300 Big Issue vendors.

More about The Big Give

The Big Give specialise in bringing charities, philanthropists, and the public together to multiply their impact.

Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sir Alec Reed CBE, the Christmas Challenge has raised millions of pounds for thousands of charity projects since it launched on the Big Give in 2008. This year 928 charities are taking part with over £10m in total match funds. In 2020 the challenge raised £20.1m for the 764 participating charities.

For more details about our campaign and how to donate visit bigissue.com/TheBigGive

Every copy counts this Winter

Your local vendor is at the sharp end of the cost-of-living crisis this Winter. Prices of energy and food are rising rapidly. As is the cost of rent. All at their highest rate in 40 years. Vendors are amongst the most vulnerable people affected. Support our vendors to earn as much as they can and give them a fighting chance this Winter.

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