The Big Issue launches streaming service- TBI TV-to further support vendors

The Big Issue has launched a subscription video on demand service. The Big Issue TV showcases documentary films that are challenging, provocative – and vital viewing. From the environment and politics to social activism, finance, culture, health and technology, the range of subject matter mirrors The Big Issue magazine’s focus on the key stories that shape the world. All the films have been hand-picked by TBI’s editorial team from Alchimie’s library, one of Europe’s largest libraries of premium programming and are ready to view when and where viewers want, with hours of new…

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Remember Me? The Big Issue vendors Christmas appeal film launches with support of Big Issue Ambassador Christopher Eccleston

On Friday, December 11th, The Big Issue launched its first ever Christmas Appeal film to help raise awareness of the need for support for its network of magazine vendors who are facing an unprecedented period of hardship this winter. The film features the fond recollections of Big issue vendor Martin McKenzie has of his customers before the pandemic and contrasts it with the far emptier streets that he faces when out selling the magazine in present times. It also features a voiceover from Christopher Eccleston, who is a long-term supporter…

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Launch of pioneering investment platform enables anyone to join impact-investing movement

A pioneering investment website, The Big Exchange, has launched with a mission to make everyone’s money count for more. Co-founded by The Big Issue and a coalition of industry partners, The Big Exchange is a simple, online marketplace offering everyone easy access to 36 funds that create positive social and environmental impact run by 11 top fund managers. According to a 2020 YouGov poll, 54% of people hoped they will make some changes in their own lives and for the country due to the Covid-19 crisis. The Big Exchange provides…

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The Big Issue extends PPE supply to vendors across the UK with the support of ViraxCare

ViraxCare, the PPE distribution platform of Global Care Capital, has provided over 80,000 disposable 3-ply masks and over 10,000 pairs of gloves to Big Issue vendors across the country. The masks and gloves were specifically modified for delivery in boxes of 20 so individual vendors have their own supply of PPE for a six-week period, taking them into the winter months.    This latest order of PPE from The Big Issue was discounted by 20%, a discount that ViraxCare is now offering to all UK registered charities until the end…

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The Big Issue launches the Sell A Sub challenge with creative campaign and asks the public to join army of “Covid crusaders” after street sellers are forced off the streets due to Covid-19 crisis

The Big Issue has launched a creative campaign in partnership with social impact creative consultancy, Fox & Hare,  to call on the public to take on a challenge to ‘sell’ the award-winning magazine on behalf of the street sellers in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. The Big Issue, which offers homeless and vulnerably housed people across the UK a means by which to earn a legitimate income, recently had to take the decision to safeguard its network of sellers by asking that they stop selling on streets for the…

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