Big Issue North Trust supports vendors of Big Issue North to access the services they need – whether that’s permanent accommodation, access to drug or alcohol treatment, GPs, English language courses and other training.
Around 250 people sell Big Issue North each week. Big Issue North sellers buy the magazine from one of BIN’s regional offices for £1.25 and then sell it on established pitches in towns and cities for £2.50. They keep the £1.25 they make on every magazine.Selling Big Issue North gives people the opportunity to earn an income. It also gives them motivation and self-esteem.
Donate your leftover travel money to Big Issue North Trust
Do you have a drawer or jam jar, filled with foreign coins, left over travel money from previous holidays? Would you consider donating that forgotten currency to help fund a good cause?
It's easy to donate your leftover holiday cash; Simply fill out our charity exchange form and send it along with your currency to our London office. We will exchange all currency, coins and notes, foreign and domestic, and donate the exchange value plus 5% extra to Big Issue North Trust.
How much of my donation goes to Big Issue North Trust?
We donate the complete exchange value plus 5% extra to Big Issue North Trust. There are no fees, neither do we subtract any commission. You will receive a confirmation email, containing the amount donate. We will share this information with Big Issue North Trust.
Which banknotes and coins can I donate?
You can donate any coins or notes, foreign or domestic. We will exchange whatever currency you send us and will donate the combined exchange value plus five percent extra to Big Issue North Trust.
We will exchange currencies listed on our exchangeable currencies page against the exchange rates shows.
All other banknotes and coins will be exchanged against their numismatic value, bullion value or scrap metal value, whichever is higher. It helps if you sort the currency before you send it. But if you are unable to sort your currency, don't worry. We will take care of the sorting and counting free of charge.