Enterprises & Programs

Enterprises & Programs - Helping People Help Themselves

Our enterprises and programs focus on providing our participants with the support and tools necessary to help them make positive changes to their lives. Here's how we do it:

The Big Issue Magazine

A fortnightly, independent magazine, which is sold on the streets by homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Sellers, referred to as vendors, buy copies of The Big Issue for $3 and sell them for $6, keeping the difference. Learn more about The Big Issue magazine here.

The Women's Subscription Enterprise

Provides work, training and pathway opportunities for homeless, disadvantaged and marginalised women through the sale of subscriptions to The Big Issue magazine. Learn more about the Women’s Subscription Enterprise here.

The Community Street Soccer Program

Uses the power of sport to promote social inclusion and personal change for homeless, marginalised and disadvantaged people. Street Soccer provides weekly soccer training and support to men and women at 16 locations across the country. Learn more about the Community Street Soccer Program here.

The Big Issue Classroom

Educates school and corporate groups about homelessness, disadvantage, marginalisation and social enterprise. Participants hear from people who have experienced homelessness and disadvantage first-hand in an interactive workshop setting. Learn more about The Big Issue Classroom here.

The Big Idea

A national university competition, which challenges students to develop a social enterprise concept and business plan that might become the next ‘Big Issue’. Students are offered unprecedented access to social entrepreneurs and experts across a variety of business sectors to help develop their ideas into business plans for a viable social enterprise. Learn more about The Big Idea here.

In addition to our social enterprises and programs, we also run several events throughout the year including: