The Big Issue Foundation aims to help Big Issue vendors by listening to the problems they face, identifying the support that is needed, and then working to enable each person to access the services that are most appropriate to their individual needs. Sometimes though we hear about a problem which doesn’t quite fit, where there isn’t a straightforward referral to be made or where the right advice seems to be missing. This is a time where a multi-agency approach can be beneficial not just to the vendors in question, but to try and improve the advice that is available to all.
Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation. Keep up to date with our charity work to help people overcome the poverty of their situations, escape the streets and journey towards a better life. Whether it’s a message from our CEO, the stories from the streets or the wide range of charity events we have throughout the year, here is the best place to keep up with the progress and funds that have been raised and the work that you enable us to undertake.
The Big Issue Foundation are excited to announce our partnership with iBuy2Give, a brand new online marketplace and fundraising platform. iBuy2Give offers an alternative way of raising funds for charities and good causes throughout the UK. We are one of the first charities to get on board with this new initiative, which is due to launch in February. iBuy2Give targets bargain hunters with hopes of turning them into charity supporters.
This March, Big Issue Foundation CEO Stephen Robertson once again takes on the Big Night Walk! Taking supporters on a unique route through the iconic sights of London, the Big Night Walk stands in solidarity with our capital’s rough sleepers, many of whom find it safer to walk the streets at night than bed down to sleep.
Facebook has changed the algorithm that runs its news feed – but what does this actually mean?
Basically, moving forward, when you login to Facebook your news feed will mostly be filled with posts from your friends. Although this is great, it means posts from pages like ours will get seen less and less making it more difficult to spread our message about the work that we do.
We are delighted to announce that our film, ‘How hard is it to sell The Big Issue?’ has been shortlisted for The Charity Film Awards in the category: Longform – under £5m turnover.
Fancy a challenge to work towards in 2018? Whether you want to get fit and active, set yourself a new goal or raise money for charity, join the Big Issue Foundation team this year!
The Big Issue Foundation are excited to launch a brand new film showcasing how you can raise money for us, narrated by Doc Martin and Men Behaving Badly star Martin Clunes. Made especially for us, this film has been generously gifted by LoveLove films, an award-winning regional animation and video production company based in Bournemouth, as one of their community outreach projects. LoveLove Films produce high-quality bespoke animation that’s been featured across BBC Films, Channel 4, ITV, Sky, and now our website! You can take a look at our exciting new film here.
The Big Issue Foundation are pleased to introduce our first ever virtual event- The Big Step Challenge!
A virtual event means that this is a challenge that you can do by yourself, or with friends, from absolutely anywhere - you choose the location and all you need is a phone or computer to monitor your challenge.
The Mayor of London has joined forces with 18 charities tackling homelessness, including The Big Issue Foundation, to provide extra help for rough sleepers in the capital this winter.
Sadiq Khan has formed a coalition, the London Homeless Charities Group, aimed at creating a stronger safety net for people on the streets. A new strategy will see emergency shelters open across the capital on every day of sub-zero temperatures, ditching the previous policy of shelters opening only when three consecutive days of freezing temps are forecast.
Christmas is a time of great joy and generosity, and we at The Big Issue Foundation are proud to have been given the time and talents of some wonderful people to help generate support for Big Issue vendors at Christmas.
One of these great talents includes singer songwriter, Glenn Hodge, who inspired by a friend who set up a street paper in Oslo, penned a lively festive folk number called ‘Santa’s Coming Round’ for The Big Issue Foundation in 2015.