The Big Issue Foundation was delighted to host an exclusive event, including a private viewing of the museum’s current exhibition, ‘Restless Shadow’, for our key supporters at the Charles Dickens Museum, on Thursday 19th October.
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.
Our Vendor Day film has been nominated for The Charity Film Awards. Please vote for us! The Charity Film Awards were created to demonstrate that in a modern world film-making is the most powerful piece of equipment in the charity communication tool box, to show that the common perception of charities’ video content is incorrect and to praise charitable video that can inspire, incite to action, excite and change behaviour.
Inspired by the book Stone Cold by Robert Swindells, staff and pupils at The Norwood School are organising their own Norwood Night Walk to fundraise for the Big Issue Foundation. The book follows the lives of two different characters, a newly-homeless 16 year old Link and Shelter, an ex-army officer, and is currently being read by year 8’s at The Norwood School.
It’s been a year since George started his corporate placement at The Wellcome Trust. Today a year on, in an open letter to the staff at Wellcome, George shared his experiences over the last 12 months
A few scattered Tweets or Facebook posts can get lost in the noise of social media so we have decided to launch our first ever Thunderclap to coincide with #GivingTuesday on 28th November 2017!
#CultHosts returns with ‘The Power of Dark Social’, hosting a panel of experts and visionaries to unpick the unidentified ‘dark social sources’ that make up a majority of online traffic. Whilst being less of the Halloween topic than it first appears, the phrase 'dark social' was coined by The Atlantic journalist Alexis C Madrigal when he saw that 69% of traffic to the news site came from "unidentified sources". With the majority of online traffic being made up off mysterious sources, is it possible to tap into this hidden world?
This year, Stephen Robertson, Big Issue Foundation Chief Executive, will join supporters and Big Issue vendors sleeping out in the stands of the Kia Oval to fundraise for the vital work of the Big Issue Foundation. Whilst this event isn’t representative of the realities faced by rough sleepers, we hope that supporters pushing the boundaries of their comfort zone will enable them to learn about some of the experiences many of our vendors face in their first few weeks of selling.http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=StephenRobertsonBigSleepOut2017
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.
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!
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.