Why partner with The Big Issue Foundation?

We are a small charity with a big brand and a flexible and responsive approach to partnership. Your support can have a tangible impact on the lives of some of the most disadvantaged people in the UK by working together to achieve your objectives as well as ours.

Big Issue vendors are micro-business people. They have fallen on exceptionally difficult times but are working hard to earn a legitimate income and improve their circumstances. We’re looking for corporate partners who can help us to support them on their journey to a better life.

We have experience of partnering with a wide range of organisations, take a look at our partner page for examples.

The Benefits

Partnering with The Big Issue Foundation gives your company, employees, customers and clients the opportunity to:

  • Support our deserving and determined community of vendors.
  • Engage directly with our vendors in your local area, where appropriate.
  • Align to one of the country’s leading social brands.

We provide a bespoke range of activities and approaches through which you can:


Involve your employees and clients in our work through a Big Challenge or by hosting a Big Pitch for a vendor.
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Educate your organisation about the work we do and the challenges facing our vendors.
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Fundraise and donate towards our vendor services programme.
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Sponsor one of our flagship events and campaigns.
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Invest, your financial support enables us to be there when our vendors need us.
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Together we can support our vendors as they are working their way to a better life.

For more information on the above, or to discuss your own ideas please complete our online form below. Serena Crisp, Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy on 020 7526 3452 or by email

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