Donate to The Big Issue Foundation

Your donation will support Big Issue vendors to move forward, regain their independence and turn a livelihood into a life.


You can also donate by text

To donate £20, £10, or £5, text TBIF20, TBIF10 or TBIF5 to 70085
Standard network charges will apply



How your donation helps

2020 was a year unlike any other in Big Issue history. Thanks to donations from supporters like you, The Big Issue was able to provide lifelines to over 3,000 vulnerable Big Issue vendors across the UK and provide over £1.3 million in financial support in the form of hardship grants.


More ways to support us

Leave a Legacy

Leave a Legacy

Remember The Big Issue Foundation in your will and help transform the lives of vulnerable people for years to come.
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Payroll Giving

Payroll Giving

Payroll giving is the most tax-efficient way to donate to charity, allowing you to help vendors every time you’re paid.
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Raise money your way

Raise money your way

From cake sales to sky dives, to garden parties there are loads of ways to raise money to support us in your community.
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Raise Funds Online

Raise Funds Online

Turn every day actions into much needed funds.
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Give in Memory

Give in Memory

‘In memory’ donations are a wonderful way to celebrate a life
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Why The Big Issue Foundation?

We work with Big Issue vendors to support them with the issues that may have brought them to The Big Issue in the first place. We support vendors in key areas including housing, finances, health and education. Our team are trained to accurately identify the needs of a Big Issue vendor and provide expert information, advice and guidance best able to address these needs. We build great relationships with local services and support networks to enable vendors to get the right support at the right time.

Give a regular gift

By choosing to give a regular monthly gift, you can help us to plan ahead and make long-term improvements for our vendors, vulnerable people and their families. A regular gift allows us to plan for the future because we know, day in day out, that we will have a steady income stream that we can rely upon.


Other ways to donate

By Phone

Call us between 9am - 5pm, Mon-Fri on 0207 526 3458 and we can do this via the phone.

By Text

Text TBIF10 to 70085 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message.

By Post

Send a cheque payable to 'The Big Issue Foundation' to 113-115 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3HH
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