The Big Issue Foundation

The Big Issue Foundation exists to to create opportunities that will end poverty and exclusion for Big Issue vendors. We do this by connecting Big Issue vendors to the vital support and specialist services that enable them to rebuild their lives and determine their own pathways to a better future.

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Gift Aid + est. £20.75





Your support changes lives by providing a hand-up, not a hand-out.

Vendors are our partners; our equals. We value them, empower them and guide them to improve their social and personal circumstances, if and when they are ready to make change. Staying true to our beliefs, we operate in a way that places the vendors’ needs at the center of our work, whatever that may be. 

We deliver face-to-face support for vendors focusing on key areas of assistance that have proven to have a sustainable impact on an individual’s future, these include: accommodation, education, training and employment, finance, benefit and debt, mental wellbeing and social inclusion.

Since the pandemic begun we’ve had the toughest couple of years but thanks to people like you, we will continue to be here to support Big Issue vendors through the pandemic and beyond.

You can learn more about what we do here.


Extra funding
Nectar Donate donated to this cause

Nectar Donate has provided £172 of funding

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Jane Parmiter commented

Great charity! Love my weekly copy of the Big Issue

16th March 2022 at 3:36pm
Anonymous pledged £19

16th March 2022 at 3:35pm

Belinda Lloyd commented

No one should be homeless in this day and age

24th February 2022 at 1:59pm
Anonymous pledged £40

24th February 2022 at 1:58pm

Anonymous pledged £1

3rd February 2022 at 1:02pm

Jean Leitch pledged £20
2nd February 2022 at 9:32pm
Toni Bonner pledged £11
1st February 2022 at 1:54pm
ALISON MOSS pledged £21
30th January 2022 at 7:38am
Geraint Owen Hughes commented

Great to be able to use my Nectar points to support such a great cause. Well done to Crowdfunder and Nectar to setting up this scheme!

28th January 2022 at 6:16am

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