Summer Appeal

With your help today, we can together dismantle poverty through offering a hand up.



£10.41 can pay for an hour with a front-line worker; equipping and empowering Big Issue vendors to progress forward in their lives

£27.00 can pay for 3 of our 2,000 Big Issue vendors to get a flu jab this winter getting them access to much needed health care services

£50.40 can help 1 Big Issue vendor buy a new suit and shoes for a job interview. You will be supporting vendors to work towards their positive aspirations



“Today I handed in my tabard. Today I left The Big Issue to work full-time on my Vinyl record business. Today I regained my independence. All this was made possible because you decided to invest in me, so thank you!” 29/06/2016

Through The Vendor Support Fund, funded by people such as you, I was able to get business cards and banners for my business. Read Marc’s story here


More about the appeal

Here at The Big Issue Foundation we take what starts as a journey of work, into a journey of life. By investing in a Big Issue vendor today you will empower them to reach their goals and aspirations for the future. Be it a place to call home, overcoming addictions, returning to education, gaining employment, starting a new business or reconnecting with society, family and loved ones.

By donating today we can work together to make positive change in an uncertain time. I truly hope you will support our commitment to be there for anyone who wants to use enterprise as a way of changing their lives.


Telephone: To donation by telephone please call 020 7526 3454, 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 into The Big Issue Foundation, 3rd Floor, 113-115 Fonthill Road, London, N4 3HH