Become a member

As the international membership body for street papers, we are proud to bring together a range of publications whose sales provide people in poverty with the means to earn an income.

Membership is open to any publications who share our values, meet our membership standards and align with our definition of a street paper.

If you an individual or organisation not eligible for membership, you can get still get involved in our network. Find a street paper near you and sign up to our mailing list.

Membership Benefits

  • Unlimited access to our News Service with new articles added on a weekly basis.

  • Access to Reuters news images for use in your paper

  • A translation service

  • Access to our online Guides and Resources Hub to help your street paper develop.

  • Access to more tailored business support guidance with our staff.

  • Networking – be part of our social media groups and receive invites to our meetings and events.

  • Voting rights at our Annual General Meeting.

  • Promotional opportunities on our social media, website, mailing list and press.

  • Use of our logo.

  • Part of a global and collective network fighting poverty around the world.


Your organisation must meet our Membership Standards and align with our definition of a street paper.

Membership Standards

Our Street Paper Definition


Membership fees are based on your organisation’s total income. Fees change each year.

Becoming a member

  1. Check you meet the criteria above.

  2. Contact us at to express an interest. Include your name, your street paper's name, a recent edition of your publication and other details about it.

  3. If you meet our criteria, we will send you an application form

  4. You complete the form on behalf of the street paper.

  5. Applications are reviewed by our staff and Board.

  6. If approved, you will receive access to our services and a warm welcome from us.

We reserve the right to refuse or end membership of our network.

Thinking of starting a street paper?

If you're starting a street paper from scratch, we can help you by sharing resources, guidances and preparing for you membership. Contact us at