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.

Monday, 2nd October 2017

The Bristol Sleep Out is back! Join the Big Issue Foundation and other homelessness organisations in Bristol to fundraise and raise awareness of rough sleeping for Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week.

On Friday 2nd March 2018, The Big Issue Foundation team will head to Pip ‘n’ Jay churchyard and spend the night sleeping outside alongside hundreds of others to highlight the reality of homelessness and poverty in the city.

Monday, 2nd October 2017

Have you missed out on a place for the London Marathon 2018? We have spaces to run for Team TBIF! Take on an incredible challenge and run through the iconic sights of London, all while knowing that you’re raising money to end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors across the country. You’ll receive a Big Issue Foundation running jersey, support and advice for your fundraising, and a top quality cheering team on the day!

Thursday, 28th September 2017

The Big Issue Foundation was delighted to be a partner of The Great British Postcard Competition to challenge creatives to design a postcard that best reflects their perspective of Great Britain.

John Lydon, aka Johnny Rotten, was selected as head judge for the competition, sponsored by SAXOPRINT, with a fantastic prize of £5,000 for the winning entry. The result was hundreds of entries, ranging in style, which impressed the judges.

Thursday, 28th September 2017

PayPal giving fund have just announced the return of My Favourite Charity on eBay this October and you can help us win up to £2,000 in grant prizes to support Big Issue vendors across the UK.

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

September saw the Houses of Parliament receive some very special guests to celebrate the publication of The Parliamentary Review.

The Parliamentary review is a series of documents based around key policy areas, where organisations and individuals – including Bird and The Big Issue – share best practice as a means of inspiring others.

Tuesday, 19th September 2017

The housing and homelessness sector needs to change the way it talks about homelessness if it is to convince the public that it can be ended, according to a new report publishing today by Crisis and partners from across the sector.

Monday, 18th September 2017

In less than six months, Big Issue Foundation supporters will be taking to the streets to raise vital funds for our work with Big Issue vendors. The Big London Night Walk takes place on Friday 2nd March and will see 400 Night Walkers conquer London’s streets in a unique 13 mile journey like no other! Time is counting down and we expect this to be another sell-out event so find out more here and be sure to secure your place!

Monday, 18th September 2017

This year’s Big London Night Walk will see 400 fundraisers take to the streets of London through a 13 mile route through the capital’s iconic sights. This event is vital to raise funds for our work, and we are looking for corporate sponsorship to make this event as successful as possible!

If you think your company could benefit from branding with our event, as well as in The Big Issue magazine, then do get in touch by emailing There will also be opportunities to get your staff involved throughout the event, including to speak about your company on the night and volunteer.

Monday, 4th September 2017

Every year on this day charities all over the world help to save and improve people’s lives, fighting disease, protecting children, and giving hope to many thousands of people.

To honour the important work that these many charities do, in 2012 the United Nations decided to nominate an annual International Day of Charity as an official day of recognition and celebration – hence the birth of 5th of September. The reason the date was chosen is because it is the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa of Calcutta. This choice commemorates the tireless work that Mother Teresa did by devoting her whole life to charity work.

Friday, 18th August 2017

Oxford City Council has become the first council in Oxfordshire, and one of only eleven Local Authorities in England, to receive a the National Practitioner Support Service ‘Gold Standard’ top award for its efforts in preventing and tackling homelessness in the city.

The programme, based on a national assessment framework, involves ten challenges, all aimed at promoting good practice and ensuring services are fit for purpose.

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