Record Details

NGOBig Issue Foundation

Big Issue Foundation, 1-5 Wandsworth Road, London, SW8 2LN

Telephone020 7526 3200
Background Information

The Big Issue Foundation is a charity (no. 1049077) set up by The Big Issue Company Ltd, the social enterprise behind the Big Issue magazine. The campaigning current affairs magazine is sold by homeless vendors, in order to both provide themselves with an income, and to raise funds for investing in homelessness projects. The magazine was launched by Gordon Roddick and A. John Bird in 1991, initially as a London project. It has since developed further national and international editions. The Foundation was established to support the magazine's vendors. Sources:

Year Created1995
Other Names / Antecedent Bodies
Related Organisations

The Big Issue Company Ltd

KeywordsHousing and homelessness.
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