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During this coronavirus crisis, our street vendors need you more than ever. Their income comes from selling the magazine and with the streets in lock down, our vendors cannot make a living. With your help today, The Big Issue can continue to support them now and in the future.
The Government has stated that we may be in lockdown for at least 12 weeks. For our street vendors, whose only income comes from selling The Big Issue magazine, this will be devastating. Deserted high streets. No customers. And no way for them to make a living. Many of our vendors are homeless and living in vulnerable circumstances. We need your urgent help to ensure they have ongoing access to support from The Big Issue at this extremely difficult time.
By taking out a subscription you can help us and our vendors at this crucial time.
From the publisher
If you can’t get hold of a copy of our award-winning magazine on a regular basis, you can subscribe to get The Big Issue delivered to your door every week.
The Big Issue has challenged and shaped public perceptions, becoming synonymous with provocative, independent journalism, and renowned for securing high-profile exclusive interviews. It has inspired over 120 similar magazines in 35 countries worldwide.
The magazine was launched in 1991 in response to the growing number of rough sleepers on the streets of London, and set out to offer vulnerable people the opportunity to earn a legitimate income through selling a magazine to the public. More than twenty-five years later, our vendors come from a variety of backgrounds and face the myriad of problems associated with poverty and inequality.
However, selling magazines on the street isn’t for everyone. Likewise, not everyone is able to get hold of a copy of The Big Issue on a regular basis. So we set out to create a subscription scheme which offers different work-based opportunities for people facing poverty, as well as offering a different means of buying the magazine.
Subscriptions to the magazine are not discounted, because we won’t undercut our street-based vendors, but by subscribing to the magazine you are enabling us to:
• Create supported employment opportunities for vulnerable people in our subscription fulfilment team;
• Better support our network of 2000 street-based vendors – all profits are reinvested to increase our capacity to provide a ‘hand up, not a hand out’ to vulnerable people;
• More effectively deliver our mission of dismantling poverty and creating opportunity.
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