Read all about our latest Summer news around the country...a card reader pilot, CV support, an MP selling the Big Issue, the media spotlight, and the death of a much-loved vendor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
We are thrilled that Degard is donating 10% of their proceeds from the beautiful Art Exhibition 'Celebrities and Icons?' at the Signet Contemporary Art 378 Kings Road London SW3.
We were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of much loved Big Issue vendor Kevin Headley. The 52-year-old who sold the magazine outside Hackey Wick overground station for many years died on 5th May 5 following a suspected heart attack.