The Big Busk at Home is an online live music festival in aid of Big Issue North Trust – the charity that supports the homeless and vulnerably housed people who sell Big Issue North on the street.
Big Issue North has been hard-hit by Coronavirus. On the 23rd of March, we pulled the magazine from the street for the first time since our foundation. We have since been providing financial aid to our vendors. From the 15th of June, vendors who are not shielding and do not live with anyone who is, and whose pitches will allow them to maintain social distancing, began to return to work, equipped with hand sanitiser, PPE and contactless payment devices. Your generosity will allow us to provide vendors with all of these things and allow them to get back to work safely, and to continue to provide financial aid to vendors who cannot yet return to their pitches.