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Social enterprise providing film training to young disadvantaged people receives £150K in funding from Big Issue Invest
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Social enterprise providing film training to young disadvantaged people receives £150K in funding from Big Issue Invest

Chocolate Films’ social mission is to provide training and employment opportunities to young disadvantaged people in London. Over the last 12 months alone, the company has produced over 25 films and provided training programmes and work opportunities for over 3,000 young people in London.

New investors announced for social impact investment Fund that back people the mainstream does not reach
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New investors announced for social impact investment Fund that back people the mainstream does not reach

The backers will join the existing major partners of the fund Bank of America and Access – the Foundation for Social Investment, who were both announced as coming onboard last year.

Big Issue Group calls on businesses to back a specialist recruitment service supporting people who face barriers to sustainable employment as gap in labour market persists
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Big Issue Group calls on businesses to back a specialist recruitment service supporting people who face barriers to sustainable employment as gap in labour market persists

Research out today shows that there is an urgent need for an upskilled workforce. Big Issue Recruit (BIR), which aims to bring people from a more diverse range of backgrounds into the job market, is a new solution to this crisis.

Big Issue celebrate the top 100 Changemakers in society for 2023
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Big Issue celebrate the top 100 Changemakers in society for 2023

Big Issue Group has seen seven times more vendors needing critical fuel and food support this winter
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Big Issue Group has seen seven times more vendors needing critical fuel and food support this winter

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Ten-year-old is announced as winner of the Big Issue Kids Christmas cover competition
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Ten-year-old is announced as winner of the Big Issue Kids Christmas cover competition

“The subscriptions have been a game-changer. If they hadn’t come in I don’t know what would have happened.” Norwich Big Issue vendor talks about the importance of supporting network of 1,500 vendors via subscriptions this Christmas
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“The subscriptions have been a game-changer. If they hadn’t come in I don’t know what would have happened.” Norwich Big Issue vendor talks about the importance of supporting network of 1,500 vendors via subscriptions this Christmas

Virgin Media O2 to roll out free mobile data to all Big Issue vendors
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Virgin Media O2 to roll out free mobile data to all Big Issue vendors

Big Issue Invest supports organisation empowering abandoned children around the world with £130K in funding
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Big Issue Invest supports organisation empowering abandoned children around the world with £130K in funding

Man with Leukaemia becomes Big Issue vendor to leave a lasting legacy for family
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Man with Leukaemia becomes Big Issue vendor to leave a lasting legacy for family

Big Issue Group Founder calls on British public to give magazine vendors a fighting chance this Christmas
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Big Issue Group Founder calls on British public to give magazine vendors a fighting chance this Christmas

Wrap up Christmas in style with limited-edition designer paper from leading artists exclusively from Big Issue Shop
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Wrap up Christmas in style with limited-edition designer paper from leading artists exclusively from Big Issue Shop

London-based artist, Real Hackney Dave, guest edits exclusive art special for The Big Issue magazine
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London-based artist, Real Hackney Dave, guest edits exclusive art special for The Big Issue magazine

Big Issue Group partners with Specsavers to help vendors access vital healthcare
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Big Issue Group partners with Specsavers to help vendors access vital healthcare

Big Issue Invest reports £37 million of investment into social enterprises and charities at time of crisis
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Big Issue Invest reports £37 million of investment into social enterprises and charities at time of crisis

Big Issue Group launches campaign demanding long-term solutions to protect future generations and break the cycle of poverty
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Big Issue Group launches campaign demanding long-term solutions to protect future generations and break the cycle of poverty

Big Issue Invest offers loan programme to charities and social enterprises to help beat rise in energy bills
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Big Issue Invest offers loan programme to charities and social enterprises to help beat rise in energy bills

“It’s so much more than a role. It’s a whole world. And it’s the most exciting world to be in.” Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, spoke to The Big Issue
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“It’s so much more than a role. It’s a whole world. And it’s the most exciting world to be in.” Doctor Who star, Jodie Whittaker, spoke to The Big Issue

Big Issue Group ready to step up for millions more left struggling as a result of the Cost of Living Crisis
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Big Issue Group ready to step up for millions more left struggling as a result of the Cost of Living Crisis

South-London based members-led Community Land Trust to receive £1.2m in investment from Big Issue Invest
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South-London based members-led Community Land Trust to receive £1.2m in investment from Big Issue Invest

Big Issue Group launches new specialist recruitment service to support people who face barriers to employment
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Big Issue Group launches new specialist recruitment service to support people who face barriers to employment

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‘Now, you don’t feel the need to prove yourself as much.’ Arctic Monkeys frontman, Alex Turner, speaks to actor Martin Compston in an exclusive interview for The Big Issue
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‘Now, you don’t feel the need to prove yourself as much.’ Arctic Monkeys frontman, Alex Turner, speaks to actor Martin Compston in an exclusive interview for The Big Issue

‘I can’t be more thankful to people really.’ Cornish Big Issue vendor who lost all his possessions in a wildfire spoke to The Big Issue.
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‘I can’t be more thankful to people really.’ Cornish Big Issue vendor who lost all his possessions in a wildfire spoke to The Big Issue.

Big Issue partner with Citroën to go green and cut emissions
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Big Issue partner with Citroën to go green and cut emissions

Research finds 79% of people in the UK believe country has a skills gap
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Research finds 79% of people in the UK believe country has a skills gap