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Each week, around 250 people sell Big Issue North, visiting our regional offices to buy the magazine for £1.25 before selling it on the streets for £2.50.

Additionally, through the Big Issue North Trust, our vendors are given additional support to make positive changes, with staff offering advice and help with anything from developing their skills or accessing English language courses, to getting housing, financial or health advice, which can help them achieve their goals and improve their lives for good.

As a registered charity, the Big Issue North Trust also raises funds to provide a range of support for sellers including support accessing services, help getting ID, home furnishing packages and projects such as breakfast clubs.

In order to demonstrate our impact, we produce annual reports and vendor audits, alongside our regular quarterly Friends of Big Issue North newsletter, which you can subscribe to below.

If you’d like to help us to support our vendors to change their lives for good, please click here.

To make a donation, please visit our JustGiving page, or text BINORTH to 70201 to give £1, 70331 to give £3, 70970 to give £5 or 70191 to give £10. Thank you.

Vendor Audits


Friends of Big Issue North newsletters

Winter 2019
Autumn 2019
Summer 2019
Spring 2019
Winter 2018
Autumn 2018
Summer 2018

Spring 2018
Winter 2017
Autumn 2017
Summer 2017
Spring 2017

Impact reports


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