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Big Issue Frontline

Since 1991 our frontline service teams have supported over 107,000 vendors to earn more than £150M. Our Hand Up programme has connected more than 31,000 vendors to the vital resources, services and opportunities needed to turn their lives around. 

In 2022, we experienced a 10% increase in vendors and a 20% increase in vendors needing urgent support. Our new unified frontline team ensures vendors find it easy to access the end-to-end support they need including sales set up and support, access to health and wellbeing services and employment opportunities. 

Our unified frontline service, is funded through our Big Issue Changing Lives Community Interest Company. This social business ensures your money goes further to help more people work their way out of poverty. 

By contributing to our new CIC, you are directly funding our frontline team who work with vendors to change their lives through enterprise.  

Your support is vital in helping more people to work their way out of poverty, during this cost-of-living crisis. 

Frontline Services

Frontline Services

From helping vendors find their feet and make the most of the financial independence, to accelerating their journey out of poverty.
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Frontline FAQs

Frontline FAQs

What changes are happening with our Frontline teams, how will it impact vendors and what does it mean to your contribution.
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Group Impact Report

Group Impact Report

Find out more about our impact.
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This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others
Former Big Issue vendor Sharon Clint
Our vendors

This ex-Big Issue vendor spent seven years homeless. Now she’s using her experience to help others

Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’
Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert and his pet dog Bryony
Our Vendors

Big Issue vendor Nick Cuthbert pays tribute to beloved dog Bryony: ‘It’s the end of my world’

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’
Former Big Issue vendor Adam Khan
Our vendors

How ex-Big Issue vendor went from rough sleeper to inspiring activist: ‘I want to change the world’

Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty
National Vendor Week

Here’s how Big Issue has helped thousands work their way out of poverty