Basic Facts About Us

The Big Issue is a famous brand. Here are some basic facts about us, our vendors and the support that you can offer them as they move forward in their lives.

In Brief

Thanks to you

The Big Issue Foundation is the charity arm of The Big Issue and is 100% reliant on donations and grants.

With your support, we provide specialist and individualised support that will allow Big Issue vendors to move away from life on the streets.

Additionally our ‘Vendor Support Fund’ provides vendors with financial assistance to purchase an item needed to achieve their goal of employment, housing, etc...

On average £228 will lead to a ‘positive outcome’.


What is the cost of getting things done?

Access to healthcare per month
Training & Employment counselling meeting per month
Support to end rough sleeping per month
Access to an advisor to address a health/education/ housing problem
Support to purchase clothes/ tools/equipment to achieve a desired target
Application for a passport, required to open a bank account
Medical advice for vendors during Health Week


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