The Summer Newsletter is out: Perfect Match

At The Big Issue Foundation, we know that each person’s journey is their own. The journey for us begins when someone chooses to become a newsagent without a shop, buying The Big Issue, investing their own cash into their stock and trading their way out of their situation. Vendors know each transaction is more than just a sale – customers help build your confidence and help you move forward. 


Trek Star

Last year, vendor Garry Buchan decided to show his thanks for The Big Issue Foundation's support by undertaking a 190-mile walk in Scotland. This year, he has set himself an even more ambitious goal …


Summer News from around the country

Read all about our latest Summer news around the country…a card reader pilot, CV support, an MP selling the Big Issue, the media spotlight, and the death of a much-loved vendor.


The Big Sleep Out is Back!

We are excited to announce that The Big Sleep Out is back and now bigger than ever!

Due to increasing popularity, The Big Sleep Out is now bedding down in three different locations across the South as part of the biggest Big Sleep Out in Big Issue Foundation history.


Lotus Awards Winners!

The Big Issue Foundation's partnership with Southampton FC/Saints Foundation, won a Sustainability Award at the Lotus Awards last Friday.

The Lotus Awards recognise organisations that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage by improving employee engagement.


Vendor Donato “Wellcomed” at new placement

Our corporate partner Wellcome has a new in-house Big Issue vendor, Donato.

This is part of our corporate vendor placement programme; a fantastic scheme that places Big Issue vendors within a host organisation once a week.

Big Issue Foundation supporter Mike Durham who cycled from Lands End to John O'Groats

Mike’s blog

Follow Mike as he takes on an incredible challenge cycling from Lands End to John O’Groats from 12 June. You can support his fundraising and find…


Corporate Sponsorship Opportunity for the Biggest Big Sleep Out yet!

With the launch of our biggest Big Sleep Out in Big Issue Foundation history, we’re looking for corporate partners who want to help make this event the best that it can be. Do you own or work in a company which would like to support Big Issue vendors to access more opportunities to move away from poverty and exclusion?  If so, we’d love to hear from you!


Gold at the Sports Business Awards

We are absolutely thrilled that our partnership with Southampton Football Club/Saints Foundation won gold for the Sports Innovation Award at the prestigious Sports Business Awards 2018 last Friday.

This is primarily focused around the opportunities the club has offered Big Issue vendors including vendors selling a special edition of The Big Issue magazine.