Summer 2017


£25.00 could pay for two hour’s one-to-one Service Brokerage support to help Big Issue vendors access housing, finance, health and well-being.

£50.40 can help a Big Issue vendor buy a new suit and shoes for a job interview. You will be supporting vendors to work towards their positive aspirations

£99.99 could pay for a training course (e.g. CSCS Green Labourer course) to train a Big Issue Vendor for life


“I’m still rough sleeping because the local connection rule means I’m not eligible for council support but The Big Issue Foundation has put me in touch with the Rough Sleeper Team. They’re going to help me get matched with a landlord once I find permanent work.”

Read Garry’s story


More about the appeal

The resilience it takes to be a Big Issue vendor, combined with the targeted support the Foundation provides, empowers people like Garry with the skills to help me rebuild my life. A gift today will help secure a better future for some of the most vulnerable members of our society.

The Big Issue Foundation works with 2,000 Big Issue vendors each year, many of whom suffer from social and financial exclusion. Some have experienced homelessness, total relationship breakdown, physical and mental health problems as well as addictions, long-term unemployment, disrupted education and trauma.

The current climate makes vendors like me particularly vulnerable. Between 2010 and 2015, bed spaces in homeless accommodation projects fell by 16%, with 41% of homeless accommodation projects seeing a reduction in funding.

Your gift can change the life of a Big Issue vendor today. Thank you for your support


PayPal: If you have a PayPal account you can make a secure donation online via the PayPal link here

Telephone: To donation by telephone please call 020 7526 3458, lines open between 10am-6pm Monday to Friday. Please have your credit/debit card ready.

Bank transfer:  Make a direct bank transfer to the following details: Account Name: The Big Issue Foundation Sort-Code: 60-20-31 Account No: 40110133 Ref: Please use your name or something we can identify you with

Via Post: You can post a cover letter with a cheque directly to us, please make the cheque payable to: The Big Issue Foundation and mail this to: FREEPOST RTTS-JGTR-LRYR, The Big Issue Foundation, 113-115 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HH