Here you can read all the latest fundraising and charity news from The Big Issue Foundation, keeping you up to date with our charity work to help people who are homeless across the UK. 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 for the less fortunate in the UK

Monday, 14th November 2016

On Saturday 12th November, Hobbycraft stores all over the UK hosted a Big Knitathon in aid of The Big Issue Foundation.

Hobbycraft stores held knitting and crocheting sessions throughout the day, for a donation, as well as hosting cake sales for the charity.

Sunday, 30th October 2016

Friday the 28th saw progress being made towards some much needed landmark legislation aimed at reducing homelessness.

Bob Blackman's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its crucial second reading in the House of Commons, without a single vote against it…

If passed, the bill place a new duty on councils to prevent the homelessness of anyone eligible for assistance within 56 days, regardless of their “priority need” status. Single people are not typically regarded as priority need by local authorities.

Friday, 21st October 2016

Big Issue vendor Rose has always loved knitting and decided this year was the time to use her skills and knowledge of online knitting communities to get involved and give something back to help other Big Issue vendors.

Rose has been spreading the word about The Big Knitathon on knitting website Ravelry and has even started her own group which she would love people to join here.

Friday, 21st October 2016

Hobbycraft stores all over the UK will be hosting a Big Knitathon day on Saturday 12th November in aid of The Big Issue Foundation and you’re invited.

Go along to your local store and join them between 10am-3pm to be part of this exciting event. Activities will vary depending on the store, but there will be a Big Knitathon area with workshops and activities taking place throughout the day, along with the opportunity to make a donation to The Big Issue Foundation.
We are also encouraging knitters to bring along knitted items that they have created as there will be an area where these can be sold for a donation in the store throughout the day.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

‘Street Spirit’: The Big Issue Foundation has partnered with SIFA Fireside and Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust to observe World Homelessness Day.

To acknowledge World Homeless Day, Big Issue vendors in Birmingham participated in ‘Street Spirit’ a photo competition which gave vendors the opportunity to illustrate through the power of photography their day to day lives vending on the streets of Birmingham.

Wednesday, 19th October 2016

Big Issue Foundation CEO has taken part in many of our challenges, but a particular favourite was his London to Paris challenge.

In 6-months, Team TBIF will be getting on their bikes and cycling 300 miles from London to Paris, and you could be joining them!

Thursday, 29th September 2016

“On Friday the 25th of November I'm taking part in our Big Sleep Out. I hope to have raised £2,000 towards The Big Issue Foundation's work with our vendors by the start of the event. Please put your money where your heart is and sponsor me if you can. Thank you”

Thursday, 29th September 2016

Last week The Big Issue launched a brand new campaign to bust some Big Issue myths and promote the everyday, life-changing efforts of our hardworking vendors.

Comedian Seann Walsh joins a merry band of vendors to dispel some common myths about The Big Issue.

Thursday, 29th September 2016

If you’re a LinkedIn Member please follow The Big Issue Foundations company page and help us in our work to support Big Issue vendors across the UK.

LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network on the Internet with more than 450 million members. LinkedIn launched in 2003 and currently counts executives from all Fortune 500 companies as members.

Thursday, 29th September 2016

The Big Issue Foundation has just signed up to a new restaurant booking platform: ChariTable Bookings.

Simple make a free booking at over 4,993 restaurants across the UK online or via the ChariTable Bookings and £1 per diner will be donated to The Big Issue Foundation.

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