Big Issue founder and cross-bencher at the House of Lords John Bird has taken a fresh stand against one of the main causes of poverty this summer as he launched his private members only bill (The Credit Worthiness Bill) aimed at making reasonable credit more accessible for renters.
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.
Last month The Big Issue Foundation acknowledged the success of the Roma drop-in service that began in early 2017 alongside our project partners SARI. By throwing a celebration dedicated to Roma culture, heritage and history we intended to acknowledge the incredible contributions to the community from Bristol’s Roma Population.
This week we offer a huge congratulations to Big Issue Foundation volunteer Gabi from Birmingham who won Rising Star Volunteer of the Year at the Birmingham Voluntary Service awards earlier this month! Here at The Big Issue Foundation we highly value our many volunteers who help out to support the foundation’s important work, which is why we like to celebrate their successes!
We are delighted by our collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum. This is an uplifting blog by Emma King, of the Charles Dickens Museum, in reference to our partnership and surprise connections!
The Charles Dickens Museum and The Big Issue Foundation came together earlier this year to explore how we might work together. The Museum was preparing for a new exhibition – Restless Shadow: Dickens the campaigner (9th May- 29th October 2017) – highlighting Dickens’s journalism and his tireless work as a social reform campaigner.
This summer the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has teamed up with the Charles Dickens Museum to help raise awareness and funds for The Big Issue Foundation.
The award-winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is a London landmark – a firm fixture of summer in the city, providing a cultural hub in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park. Established in 1932, the award winning Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre is one of the largest theatres in London. Situated in the beautiful surroundings of a Royal Park, both its stage and auditorium are entirely uncovered.
Last night, Big Issue Foundation staff member Rhia Docherty was announced as a winner of a Rising Star Award in the field of Sport. The Rising Star awards were introduced by WeAreTheCity in 2015 to showcase the UK pipeline of female talent below management level and to create female role models across different industries and professions. Rhia has received this award in recognition of her work within the field of Professional Wrestling.
Last night, The Big Issue Foundation was announced as a winner of a Lotus Award in conjunction with corporate partner, Law Firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer.
The Lotus Awards recognises companies that foster a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage by improving employee engagement.
After The last #CultHosts event saw WIRED, Tate, IBM Watson, Holition and Cortexica take to the panel to discuss Artificial Intelligence vs Emotional Intelligence, #CultHosts are back again with another stellar panel discussion. This time round our charity partner #CultHosts tackle the question of what the future looks like for music in an age increasingly dominated by technology producing rapid advancement.
With the incredibly relevant question “What Next?” on their lips, the #CultHosts panel will address the immediacy and expanse of customer demands from the music industry, from instant downloads to exclusive interviews and secret shows.
We are delighted to partner with the Charles Dickens Museum and their Restless Shadow exhibition.
The tireless work of Charles Dickens as a campaigner and investigative journalist has been given overdue recognition with a new exhibition ‘Restless Shadow’ based at his London home. Restless Shadow will follow the footsteps of Dickens as he pounds the streets of London, determined to make himself aware of the terrible conditions, injustices and hardships faced by the poorest and least powerful people in society.