Impact Hub King’s Cross is happy to be partnering with the The Big Issue Foundation, an independent charity that works alongside The Big Issue magazine distribution network.

The Big Issue Foundation aims to maximize the success of each vendor and to give them opportunities to address the issues that have bought them to the Big Issue in the first place.

The Next Steps programme builds on this work by offering vendors a route into entrepreneurship.


The Next Steps programme matches a vendor with a business mentor for a period of 12 months.

Together, the mentor and mentee will work to help the vendor take the first steps towards their goal of setting up a business.

Our network is full of amazing business people that have started successful enterprises. That’s the sort of passion and dedication we need in this programme.

We are looking for business mentors to join the programme.

You’ll need to dedicate 1 hour per month to mentoring, plus take part in professional mentoring training (provided by us).



It’s your amazing business minds that we need to help to make a difference.

Deadline for applications:

Tuesday 25th of September


Friday 28th of September

Mentor training:

Friday 5th of October (9.30am – 5.00pm)

Mentor matching:

Tuesday 16th of October (6.00-9.30pm)