International Network of Street Papers (INSP)

International Network of Street Papers (INSP)

Charity information

International Network of Street Papers (INSP)

INSP alleviates poverty & promotes social justice through its network of 120 street papers in 40 countries. Street papers, like the UK's Big Issue, provide employment to people living in poverty.

Founded 1994

  • Mission statement

    INSP's mission is "to alleviate poverty and homelessness by supporting street papers around the world to be more sustainable and effective. "

    Street papers, like the UK’s Big Issue, exist to tackle homelessness and poverty. They operate on a social enterprise and self-help model with homeless vendors buying copies at half the cover price and selling them on to earn an income. Street papers are also a much-needed reliable source of independent media, with a combined readership of over six million (per edition).

    INSP is a UK-based charity, which supports the global street paper network of over 120 street papers in 40 countries. We also help start up new street papers. We help street papers to grow and develop into strong sustainable social businesses by providing support, such as training, resources and editorial support.

    Since INSP was established in 1994, our street papers have provided over 250,000 homeless people with a means to work and earn a living, whilst reporting on social justice issues and informing readers.

  • Aims

    International Network of Street Papers (INSP) aims to:

    • To alleviate poverty and homelessness by supporting street papers around the world to be more sustainable and effective.
  • Overview

    Established: April 1994

    Board members: 5

    Full time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 150

    Phone number: 0141 302 6552

    Address: INSP 200 Renfield Street Glasgow G2 3QB

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website