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Big Issue Group Impact Report 2021

Most people associate The Big Issue with marginalised people selling magazines on the streets. We are immensely proud that since 1991, the Big Issue magazine has helped over 100,000 of the most excluded people earn over £144m in collective income. But there is more to the Big Issue. Our business is changing lives. Our work in the social investment sector through Big Issue Invest, has seen us support more than 500 social enterprises since 2005; the launch of the SMASSH campaign shows our commitment to working towards social justice and creating positive impact for as many people as possible; and our increased focus on partnerships has led to new initiatives such as the launch of a fleet of Big Issue eBikes in Bristol.

With this diversity of work for the first time, we are publishing an impact report that covers all of our work in 2021. This report demonstrates the impact of our work, but also acts as a starting point for our future, with the launch of our new Big Issue Group five-year strategy and mission to create innovative solutions through enterprise, to unlock social and economic opportunity. Working to positively impact the lives of many more people living in poverty over the next five years.

Please download and read the executive summary report or watch our video. You can also access the full impact report by providing your email address below. Thank you.

Group Impact Report 2021

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