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.

Thursday, 26th October 2017

Our Vendor Day film has been nominated for The Charity Film Awards. Please vote for us! The Charity Film Awards were created to demonstrate that in a modern world film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication tool box, to show that the common perception of charities’ video content is incorrect and to praise charitable video that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour.

Thursday, 23rd November 2017

On Friday 17th November, Big Issue Foundation supporters braved plummeting temperatures as they slept out in the stands of Oval Cricket ground – all to raise vital funds for our work with Big Issue vendors. The Big Sleep Out 2017 has already raised over £35,000 and was supported by Rant and Rave who also had a team sleeping out on the night.

Each chilly fundraiser who slept under the stars had a target of £350 to raise, and many are smashing their targets! Top individual fundraisers Rosie Carnall and James Hamilton are each soaring over £1,000 in sponsorship and the donations are still coming in.

Tuesday, 21st November 2017

On Tuesday 28th November we are celebrating #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving where the world is encouraged to give back to their favourite charities.

We are encouraging our supporters to get involved by helping us raise funds and using their voice to spread the word of their favourite charities.

Monday, 6th November 2017

This festive season, we are encouraging you to get out and about and raise funds for The Big Issue Foundation by taking part in a virtual race!

A virtual race is a race that can take place wherever in the world you are, in your own time and at your own pace. You can walk, hike, use the treadmill, run outside or even log the miles during another race!

Thursday, 26th October 2017

The Big Issue Foundation was delighted to host an exclusive event, including a private viewing of the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Restless Shadow’, for our key supporters at the Charles Dickens Museum, on Thursday 19th October.

Friday, 13th October 2017

Inspired by the book Stone Cold by Robert Swindells, staff and pupils at The Norwood School are organising their own Norwood Night Walk to fundraise for the Big Issue Foundation. The book follows the lives of two different characters, a newly-homeless 16 year old Link and Shelter, an ex-army officer, and is currently being read by year 8’s at The Norwood School.

Thursday, 12th October 2017

It’s been a year since George started his corporate placement at The Wellcome Trust. Today a year on, in an open letter to the staff at Wellcome, George shared his experiences over the last 12 months

Tuesday, 10th October 2017

A few scattered Tweets or Facebook posts can get lost in the noise of social media so we have decided to launch our first ever Thunderclap to coincide with #GivingTuesday on 28th November 2017!

Monday, 9th October 2017

#CultHosts returns with ‘The Power of Dark Social’, hosting a panel of experts and visionaries to unpick the unidentified ‘dark social sources’ that make up a majority of online traffic. Whilst being less of the Halloween topic than it first appears, the phrase 'dark social' was coined by The Atlantic journalist Alexis C Madrigal when he saw that 69% of traffic to the news site came from "unidentified sources". With the majority of online traffic being made up off mysterious sources, is it possible to tap into this hidden world?

Wednesday, 4th October 2017

This year, Stephen Robertson, Big Issue Foundation Chief Executive, will join supporters and Big Issue vendors sleeping out in the stands of the Kia Oval to fundraise for the vital work of the Big Issue Foundation. Whilst this event isn’t representative of the realities faced by rough sleepers, we hope that supporters pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone will enable them to learn about some of the experiences many of our vendors face in their first few weeks of selling.

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