The Big Issue Foundation works hard to provide vendors with access to numerous supportive partner organizations and charity services. We do this to ensure that they gain knowledge and experience of the external services that they may not normally come across themselves.
We run ‘theme weeks’ around topics such as ‘health’, ‘personal finances’ and ‘aspirations’. We conduct vendor surveys ahead of the ‘theme weeks’ to ensure that the programmes are relevant to the vendor requirements and always ensure that the sessions are fun, interactive and informative.
Vendors are often supported during these weeks with grants from our ‘vendor support fund’. This fund is available nationally upon application. The fund aims to give a small hand up to vendors with a specific objective in mind, such as for these charity initiatives. Vendors save and contribute up to 50% (20% minimum) towards the cost of their aspirational objective, The Big Issue Foundation then grants the additional 50% from our donated funds to help make the ideal a reality.
Vendors save and contribute up to 50% towards the cost of the item(s), the rest
We would like to offer our sincere thanks to our partners that help us to provide these charity services and initiatives across the country.
Please feel free to look at any of the reports on our charity services and initiatives below: