The Vendor Support Fund

We have a national ‘Vendor Support Fund’ that is available on application to vendors throughout the United Kingdom. The fund aims to give a small hand up to vendors with a specific objective in mind. Vendors save and contribute a minimum 20% towards the cost of the item required. We grant the additional 80% from our donated funds to help make the ideal a reality.

Simple items that we all take for granted can seem like an impossible dream to a person living on the street. But with your donation we can help vendors access the things they need:

£10.70 covered the costs for Michael to attend a housing appointment in Birmingham

£17.99 helped John from Bath get trainers to help him get fit before joining the Army

£50.40 bought Chris from Oxford a new suit and shoes for a job interview

£77.50 provided Anna from Bristol with a passport to use as official ID to open a bank account

£200 enabled Paul from Plymouth to buy a set of tools for the start of his plumbing course

How to donate

Online: Make a donation online today

By Phone: Donate over the telephone by calling 0207 526 3454 and have your credit/debit card ready

By Post: Complete our donation form, please make your cheque payable to Big Issue Foundation and send your gifts to: The Big Issue Foundation, 113-115 Fonthill Road, Finsbury Park, London, N4 3HH.

By Text: Text TBIF15 £10 to 70070 from your mobile to donate to The Big Issue Foundation and make a difference to the life of someone who is homeless today.

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