Big Issue Foundation supporter Sian on skydive

Sian’s Story

I’m Sian, a 23-year-old graduate from Bournemouth. Two years ago I had the huge privilege of meeting Bill, a Big Issue Vendor who had been…

Big Issue Foundation supporters Peter and Sue Hayden

Peter and Sue’s Big Sleep Out

The day Bewdley resident Peter Hayden bought a copy of Big Issue at Snow Hill station had consequences he and wife Sue didn’t anticipate. “Abandon…


World Homeless Day 10th October 2018

Just one day. World Homeless Day is on October 10th every year. There are load of things you can do to help those who are homeless to get involved from donating your lunch money, sleeping out in solidarity, signing up as a volunteer, supporting a Big issue vendor, to interacting with us on social media. Whatever you decide to do, you will make a real difference to the lives of Big Issue vendors struggling from homelessness, poverty and exclusion.


50% off Big Sleep Out Registration

Participants can sign up to The Big London Sleep Out at The Kia Oval on Friday 16th November with the discount code TBIF50 for 50% off registration.


Vendor David Martin is taking Big Steps to safeguard his health

Vendor David Martin is putting his best foot forward as he takes part in a charity challenge in support of The Big Issue Foundation.

The popular vendor, whose pitch is outside Tesco in Hammersmith, West London, is among the people hitting the streets for this year’s Big Step Challenge, starting on Monday 10 September.

Big Issue Foundation supporter Harley Cottle

Harley’s Story

Harley took part in The Big Step Challenge by walking 10,000 steps a day for 2 weeks and raised an amazing £541.65 for Big Issue…


What you have helped us achieve

The Big Issue Foundation works hard to support vendors. Here are some facts and figures that celebrate their steps forward. Over the last 12 months (April-March), your generous support enabled our network of Service Brokers to support over 1,050 Big Issue vendors to become financially independent and successfully re-integrate back into mainstream society. This resulted in 642 positive outcomes.


Join Our First Ever Big Stadium Sleep Out

On Friday 30th November 2018, we will be hosting our inaugural Big Stadium Sleep Out with our partners, Southampton Football Club and Saints Foundation.