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Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Watch our CEO Stephen Robertson speaking at the 4th TEDxCourtauldInstitute conference which set out to unravel the theme of Connections.

In this impassioned talk Stephen explores the bravery of Big Issue sellers in tackling their difficult situations. Stephen challenges prejudices and fears of homelessness and argues that everyone deserves a hand up.

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

There’s been a lot happening over the last month across the country: Mindfulness training, corporate placements, sales training videos, a sociology study and the death of a much-loved colleague…

Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Over the course of the next year we have plenty of exciting and memorable fundraising events for you to get involved with in helping support The Big Issue Foundation. Ranging from walks to runs, cycling and more. Check out our latest range of events on offer.

Monday, 8th May 2017

It is the ‘job’ of this newsletter to illustrate the value, stories and outcomes of your concrete support. Through your commitment we seek to build frameworks that allow people to earn, to address and reduce income inequalities and establish networks to increase housing stability, personal health and wellbeing and education and employment opportunities. It is a journey of change and we are proud to walk it together.

Thursday, 4th May 2017

We are delighted to announce that The Big Issue Foundation has been chosen as the charity partner for #CultHosts, with all proceeds from the event coming back to TBIF. Cult LDN CEO’s Cat Turner and Bridy Lipscombe have supported our work over the last two years and below we find out more about the event and why they decided to support TBIF.

Tuesday, 4th April 2017

The global law firm, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer began its partnership with The Big Issue Foundation with a corporate vendor placement programme, through which the firm invites a Big Issue vendor to sell Big Issue magazines in the firm’s staff restaurant. This vendor is then given the opportunity, at Freshfields, to develop skills that are relevant to their personal work aspirations through mentoring and work experience. The first Big Issue vendor to participate in the programme was Joel, who successfully went on to secure a job at Freshfields.  Since welcoming Joel to the firm, Freshfields has supported multiple vendors from a variety of backgrounds through its placement programme.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

Taking place on Friday 17th November, at The Kia Oval, The Big Sleep Out will challenge you to abandon your comfort zone to support Big Issue vendors.

Big Issue Foundation supporters will be bedding down in the stands of the Kia Oval stadium, following an evening of discussion, a musical performance and a film screening. The evening aims to give interested supporters a better understanding of the challenges faced by Big Issue vendors on the street and in their journey away from the poverty. You’ll be raising funds to support Big Issue vendors to take control over their own lives.

Friday, 10th March 2017

We are happy to announce that our CEO Stephen Robertson will be speaking at the 4th TEDxCourtauldInstitute conference set out to unravel the theme of Connections.

Friday, 10th March 2017

On the evening of Friday 3rd March 2017, over 300 walkers and Big Issue vendors gathered at St John’s Church in Waterloo to take on The Big Night Walk, a 20km night-time walk around the capital.

Walkers were welcomed by fantastic volunteers, Big Issue vendors and Big Issue Foundation staff to the church to collect their maps and jackets, whilst listening to the beautiful sound of London City Voices Choir. Walkers were prepped for the night ahead with snacks generously donated from 9Bar, which were quickly snapped up, along with plenty of cakes, biscuits and Graze goodies kindly donated by City Harvest.

Tuesday, 21st February 2017

We’re happy to report that on January 27th Bob Blackman MP's Homelessness Reduction Bill passed its final test in the House of Commons moving us all one step forward in the right direction.

For the sixth year running, rough sleeping statistics show a significant rise in the number of people living on the streets: last year, the figure was 3,569; this year it stands at 4,134. While a quarter of rough sleepers were in London, after Westminster the highest numbers of rough sleepers were in cities outside the capital: Brighton and Hove, Manchester, Birmingham and Bristol.

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