We are welcoming supporters to select The Big Issue Foundation as their charity of choice on all challenge and sporting events. Whether it’s your local 10k run, an abseil, or a marathon – we would love to have you join us on Team TBIF.
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.
MP Bob Blackman’s Homelessness Reduction Bill became an Act of Parliament on the 27th April after it was granted Royal Assent. The Act will give councils a legal duty to give people meaningful support to resolve their homelessness and will introduce measures to prevent people becoming homeless in the first place.
The government will be providing £61million to local authorities to help meet the costs of providing extra help and advice to homeless people, and people are risk of losing their home.
Watch our CEO Stephen Robertson speaking at the 4th TEDxCourtauldInstitute conference which set out to unravel the theme of Connections.
In this impassioned talk Stephen explores the bravery of Big Issue sellers in tackling their difficult situations. Stephen challenges prejudices and fears of homelessness and argues that everyone deserves a hand up.
There’s been a lot happening over the last month across the country: Mindfulness training, corporate placements, sales training videos, a sociology study and the death of a much-loved colleague…
Over the course of the next year we have plenty of exciting and memorable fundraising events for you to get involved with in helping support The Big Issue Foundation. Ranging from walks to runs, cycling and more. Check out our latest range of events on offer.
It is the ‘job’ of this newsletter to illustrate the value, stories and outcomes of your concrete support. Through your commitment we seek to build frameworks that allow people to earn, to address and reduce income inequalities and establish networks to increase housing stability, personal health and wellbeing and education and employment opportunities. It is a journey of change and we are proud to walk it together.
We are delighted to announce that The Big Issue Foundation has been chosen as the charity partner for #CultHosts, with all proceeds from the event coming back to TBIF. Cult LDN CEO’s Cat Turner and Bridy Lipscombe have supported our work over the last two years and below we find out more about the event and why they decided to support TBIF.
The global law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer began its partnership with The Big Issue Foundation with a corporate vendor placement programme, through which the firm invites a Big Issue vendor to sell Big Issue magazines in the firm’s staff restaurant. This vendor is then given the opportunity, at Freshfields, to develop skills that are relevant to their personal work aspirations through mentoring and work experience. The first Big Issue vendor to participate in the programme was Joel, who successfully went on to secure a job at Freshfields. Since welcoming Joel to the firm, Freshfields has supported multiple vendors from a variety of backgrounds through its placement programme.
Taking place on Friday 17th November, at The Kia Oval, The Big Sleep Out will challenge you to abandon your comfort zone to support Big Issue vendors.
Big Issue Foundation supporters will be bedding down in the stands of the Kia Oval stadium, following an evening of discussion, a musical performance and a film screening. The evening aims to give interested supporters a better understanding of the challenges faced by Big Issue vendors on the street and in their journey away from the poverty. You’ll be raising funds to support Big Issue vendors to take control over their own lives.