The Big Tent Foundation


The Big Tent Foundation

The Big Tent is a charitable foundation dedicated to creating space for non-partisan conversations about big policy issues and to giving a voice to places and people left-behind, particularly focussed on regeneration.

We want to help people in areas that are in need of regeneration unlock their vision, encourage them to move beyond their day-to-day constraints and give voice to what can be done if enough belief, enthusiasm and co-ordination is brought to bear on local opportunities.

Big Tent Mission

A movement to catalyse convene and curate the new conversations needed by people and places left behind by partisan politics to unleash real, transformational and lasting renewal and regeneration.

The Big Tent Values

  • Non-Partisan: Big Tent is strictly non-partisan; united by a desire to see progress for the UK through the broad engagement of multiple actors.
  • Dynamic: Passionate, energetic, creative and optimistic; leading change in new and exciting ways
  • Participative: Open to new ideas and encouraging of new voices and wide engagement; striving to provide a platform for all civilised viewpoints, a home for excluded views, diverse identities and 50:50 gender representation.
  • Collaborative: Convening and connecting original thinkers and innovators, seeking to catalyse progressive partnerships.
  • Pioneering: Harnessing the restless spirit of innovation and enterprise, challenging establishment politics, and democratising the process of policy making.

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Digital ReplayNewsOpinion
21 April 2021

“Communities are not left behind but overfertilised” say community organiser in conversation with MPs At an event organised by Big Tent Ideas and Local Trust yesterday (20 April) a group…
Digital ReplayNewsOpinion
31 March 2021

Community-led initiatives needed to combat UK housing crisis Yesterday (30th March) a panel of experts came together at a Big Tent Digital event to discuss ways to solve the ongoing…
30 March 2021

Big Tent Foundation: 2021 Budget Summary

This document contains Budget 2021 measures related to levelling up/regeneration/renewal A summary by Treasury is available on key regeneration and levelling up measuresThis document is obtained from Budget Speech and…