Did you know that Big Issue vendors buy their magazines upfront for £1.50 each? Or that the social interaction from selling the magazine can be as important to our vendors as the money they are earning?

The Big Issue and The Big Issue Foundation are well known but often poorly understood. Not many people do know these facts and many others, but when they learn them from us we often witness a big change in their perceptions.

Corporate partnerships provide an excellent route to raising crucial awareness, increasing understanding of our work and generating support for our vendors on the streets. We convey these messages within the wider homelessness context, whilst ensuring they are delivered in a way that is fun, engaging and informative.

Stephen Robertson, The Big Issue Foundation’s Chief Executive is an inspiring and captivating speaker who has delivered countless corporate presentations. You can see him addressing the audience at The Collaboration Club of Great Britain below.

The Collaboration Club of Great Britain from The Filming Unit on Vimeo.

Sharing the way we work, and why it works, is great as a first step in a partnership, as a one off element in your staff engagement strategy or as an alternative and insightful focus for a conference or after dinner speaker.

We also have educational materials for schools and youth groups, which can be used by employees to support any local school engagement programmes that you are involved in.

For companies who are simply looking to raise awareness of the magazine and support The Big Issue as a social enterprise, why not consider subscribing to receive weekly copies of the magazine.

For more information on the above, or to discuss your own ideas please contact Serena Crisp, Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy on 020 7526 3452 or by email