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.

Big Issue Foundation volunteer Sarah

Sarah’s Story

In 2015, I moved to Bristol to start my undergraduate studies. It was a shock to the system in many ways: the concept of all-night…


Fundraiser takes on incredible 1,000 mile cycle challenge

Cyclist Mike Durham is completing a 1,000-mile ride in memory of his late stepfather whilst fundraising for The Big Issue Foundation. The challenge will take Mike from Land’s End to John O’Groats over a strenuous 12 day adventure, climbing over 48,000ft – the equivalent height of Mount Everest and Mount Kilimanjaro combined!


Winner at the Charity Film Awards

We are absolutely ecstatic that our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' has won bronze at The Charity Film Awards. Thank you so very much for all those who supported us and voted; we are truly grateful!

Gisele Ryan, our wonderful trustee and director of our charity film 'How hard is it to sell The Big Issue' represented us at the Charity Film Awards.