43 Bath Street, Glasgow, UK
Our mission is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity, through self-help, social trading and business solutions.
Vendors buy The Big Issue magazine for £1.50 and sell for £3. Each seller is a micro-entrepreneur who is working, not begging. Therefore it is vitally important that buyers take their copy of the magazine when they pay for it.
We believe financial stability generated through magazine sales is the cornerstone for Big Issue vendors to first overcome poverty and social exclusion and thereafter pursue employment, training and other opportunities when they feel ready to move on from The Big Issue.
Throughout the pandemic, The Big Issue has been distributing cash and supermarket vouchers as well as helping vendors pay rent, utility and mobile phone bills while they cannot sell the magazine on their pitches.
Working to support their vendors currently.