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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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Meet our vendors

Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves
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Big Issue sellers share words of advice for their younger selves

Here's what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive
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Here's what happened when Christopher Eccleston had a heart-to-heart with Big Issue seller Clive

'I lost my home, I didn't lose my pride': Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird
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'I lost my home, I didn't lose my pride': Big Issue seller Lee Welham meets founder John Bird

I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company
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I was a Big Issue vendor and now I run my own theatre company

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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The 52 Project Encourages All To Make Positive Change
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The 52 Project Encourages All To Make Positive Change

Couple give away their Spanish villa to support Big Issue vendors
Big Issue Foundation

Couple give away their Spanish villa to support Big Issue vendors

Vendors Lee and Andre Take On The London Marathon
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Vendors Lee and Andre Take On The London Marathon

Big Issue Partners With Fuel Bank Foundation
Big Issue Foundation

Big Issue Partners With Fuel Bank Foundation


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.