The Big Issue Foundation is the charity arm of The Big Issue and is 100% reliant on voluntary donations. We work with Big Issue vendors by cultivating strong working relationships through which we can provide the vital bespoke support that is needed to help people away from the street.
Access to health care including dentistry, eye care, foot care, immunizations, sexual health care, registering with a GP and accessing substance misuse treatment.
Could fund a flu vaccine.
Could support a Big Issue vendor getting their smile back by getting new teeth.
Help gaining ID, opening a bank/credit union account and accessing financial products with a focus on developing a savings culture.
Could contribute to a vendor's saving towards a tool kit for his new business.
Could provide a passport for a vendor to use as ID to open a bank account.
Support to end rough sleeping and access to temporary and permanent housing.
Could pay for a Big Issue support worker to help with housing applications.
Could pay for a starter pack, with basic furniture + equipment for a new home.
Access to training and employment opportunities, support re-establishing family networks and opportunities to take up hobbies and interests.
Could get a vendor trainers to help him get fit before joining the Army.
Could buy a vendor new suit and shoes for a job interview.