Urgent appeal on behalf of Big Issue and its vendors

Covid 19 has made this an incredibly challenging year for all of us, but a near impossible one for The Big Issue’s 2,100 street sellers. Now with further lockdowns on the way, The Big Issue and its sellers urgently need your help to survive the bleak winter ahead. The Big Issue is a social enterprise that lives off its trading income and in the run-up to Christmas the estimated combined shortfall for The Big Issue and our sellers is £1.2m.

Even before this crisis, The Big Issue’s sellers were amongst the most vulnerable people in society, battling homelessness and poverty. The first national lockdown saw them unable to sell at all, for over 3 months. Then with many high streets deserted, they struggled to earn a living. They now face another lockdown, meaning many won’t be able to meet their most basic needs and are struggling with their mental and physical well-being.

With your support, The Big Issue will be there for their 2,100 vendors both during this immediate crisis and for the future.

Businesses and Organisations

Subscribe as a business or on behalf of your staff, giving a Christmas gift to your employees and the many vulnerable people who rely on The Big Issue

Make a donation to our Christmas appeal to support our work during this crisis and beyond

The support of partners is more vital than ever at this time, so contact Nigel Kershaw (chair@bigissue.com) to find out more about how your business or organisation can get involved, including The Big Issue’s impactful staff engagement opportunities.


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For nearly 30 years The Big Issue has played a crucial role in society, supporting over 100,000 vulnerable people to earn a living. Yet as this crisis deepens the number of people in need of ‘a hand up’ from The Big Issue has never been greater. By supporting The Big Issue’s urgent Christmas appeal you will help ensure they are able to continue to be there for anyone who needs them – both now and in the future.