Activism

Do you know a change maker? Send us your nominations!

We want to celebrate the local heroes and community champions doing good across the UK – and we need your help

Who is making a difference in your community? We need your nominations!

While we can’t always depend on our political leaders to fix problems, or for them to stick around long enough to succeed, the work going on in communities across the country by unsung heroes has become more important than ever.

Every year, The Big Issue celebrates these Changemakers in a special edition gathering 100 inspirational people making the world a better place. They are thinkers, creators and campaigners, people who are not sitting by but who are grabbing challenges and trying to deal with them.

As we go into 2023, we want you to tell us who you have seen make a difference.

Do you know an organisation helping those hit hardest by the cost-of-living crisis? Have you met a campaigner educating others about the effects of the climate crisis?

Who did brilliant work in 2022 and will carry that positivity and energy forward to make 2023 even better?

We want to know who inspires you and provides a guiding light in uncertain times.

You can nominate a person or group you think deserves to be one of The Big Issue’s Changemakers for 2023.

Simply fill in the form below, providing their name, what field they’re making a differences in (housing, homelessness, environment, cost of living, health, the arts, education and more) and why you think they’re brilliant.

We’ll be gathering suggestions until early December and publishing a special edition with 100 Changemakers making a positive difference in early 2023.

Support your local Big Issue vendor

If you can’t get to your local vendor every week, subscribing directly to them online is the best way to support your vendor. Your chosen vendor will receive 50% of the profit from each copy and the rest is invested back into our work to create opportunities for people affected by poverty.
Vendor martin Hawes

Recommended for you

View all
DWP Jobcentre security guards 'suffer' and turn to food banks as wages fail to cover basics
dwp jobcentre security guards on the picket line
Department for Work and Pensions

DWP Jobcentre security guards 'suffer' and turn to food banks as wages fail to cover basics

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why 'storytelling is the soul of activism'
Malala Yousafzai
Activism

Malala Yousafzai on taking on the Taliban and why 'storytelling is the soul of activism'

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students
Education

Inside the years-long pay row in Scotland risking the futures of working-class students

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here's the many, many reasons why
LGBTQ+ rights

Yes, LGBTQ+ Pride still matters. A lot. Here's the many, many reasons why

Most Popular

Read All
Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits
Renters: A mortgage lender's window advertising buy-to-let products
1.

Renters pay their landlords' buy-to-let mortgages, so they should get a share of the profits

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal
Pound coins on a piece of paper with disability living allowancve
2.

Exclusive: Disabled people are 'set up to fail' by the DWP in target-driven disability benefits system, whistleblowers reveal

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over
next dwp cost of living payment 2023
3.

Cost of living payment 2024: Where to get help now the scheme is over

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know
4.

Strike dates 2023: From train drivers to NHS doctors, here are the dates to know

The Big Issue

Sign up to get your FREE Doctor Who Archive Special

Celebrate the 14th series with your FREE edition of the Dr Who Special Archives