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The Big Issue Foundation

Our vision is to end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors. Our mission is to connect every Big Issue vendor to the support and personal solutions that enable them to rebuild their lives.


Registered charity no. 1049077

Member since September 2017

About us

The Big Issue offers people facing poverty and exclusion the opportunity to earn a legitimate income. The Big Issue Foundation, is the charitable arm of The Big Issue. We support Big Issue vendors to maximise their sales as well as reach other aspirations for the future; be it securing a safe place to live, reconnecting with loved ones, tackling health issues or embarking on training and development opportunities. We are a small entity (a team of 25) behind a large cohort of vendors (up to 2,000 vendors selling the Big Issue magazine per annum). Your support really does make a significant difference; empowering us to empower Big Issue vendors.