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Become a catalyst for change

Our Big Tent Friends enable us 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.

We have two categories of Friends; our Festival Friends enjoy a wide range of benefits. Your support enables us to continue to host important conversations both in the digital and live space; these include our popular, participative 'Meet the Leaders' forums, small round table events, each one led by a renowned Change Leader and focusing on regeneration.

If you are a student or educator joining is free and you will be given access to a wide range of resources to help inform your study or teaching. The Big Tent Foundation is supporting the new generation of leaders across our society who are delivering effective change beyond traditional party politics.

“I have watched the Big Tent Ideas Foundation evolve from a small gathering in a back garden to a multi-faceted platform for robust and respectful (non-political) discussion and debate - at a time when such a concept is almost anathema; the refreshed focus on regeneration and renewal resonating profoundly. The quality of speakers and the insight and inspiration provided, never cease to amaze, especially at the Meet the Leader forums.”

James Fellows, Co-Founder, The Bridge of Hope, Prosper 4 Group
A little thank you to our friends

Exclusive benefits for Festival Friends

To thank you for your continued support, we have a range of exclusive benefits available to our Festival Friends:

- Invitations to exclusive, intimate Big Tent Foundation Meet the Leader ’round table’ digital events with leaders from politics, business, tech, arts and more.
- Exclusive access to the daily Big Tent media briefings
- Priority notification of Big Tent Digital events
- Advance notification of selected Big Tent events and special offers
- Priority booking at a discount for tickets at the flagship festival
- Entry to the VIP Friends area at the flagship festival
- Goody bag to collect at the flagship festival

About us

Student/Educator Friend

  • Exclusive access to the daily Big Tent media briefings
  • Priority notice of Big Tent Student events
  • Discounted Student rates for festival tickets
  • Graduating 2021? You are eligible to join 2021-22
  • Renewable annually with proof of status
Per annum

Big Tent Friend

  • Invitations to exclusive, intimate Big Tent Foundation Meet the Leader ’round table’ digital events with leaders from politics, business, tech, arts and more.
  • Exclusive access to the daily Big Tent media briefings
  • Priority notification of Big Tent Digital events 
  • Advance notification of selected Big Tent events and special offers
  • Priority booking at a discount for tickets at the flagship festival
  • Entry to the Friends area at the flagship festival
  • Goody bag to collect at the flagship festival
Per annum Per month

Big Tent Foundation Patron

  • Empower the Big Tent to continue our vital work 
  • Tax efficient option available via a donor advised fund
  • For further details please contact Georgie Pike via the link below