Support for tourism infrastructure is vital, and investment in culture is a proven regeneration tool.

A vibrant local sports scene improves public health, economic development and community cohesion. We are helping councils build a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

We are helping councils tackle their challenges through:

  • securing continued support for the Future Libraries programme
  • helping councils to realise a 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy that delivers wider benefits for the whole country
  • supporting councils who are pioneering new and more efficient ways of delivering heritage services and share the lessons widely
  • promoting digital inclusion and supporting people and places.


If you have any queries or would like further information about our work is this area please contact:

Laura Caton

Culture, Tourism and Sport Board

The CTS Board engages with and helps develop a thorough understanding of councils' priorities in relation to this programme area.

Free Culture Peer Challenges

In partnership with Arts Council England, the LGA would like to hear from councils interested in a peer challenge of their cultural service. The peer challenge will be looking for evidence that the council is joining-up the cultural services offer.


Leadership Essentials Sport
Horsham, Sussex View Programme, 21 & 22 July

Leadership Essentials Culture 7 event,
Scarman House, Coventry, 8 & 9 November 2016

Leadership Essentials Culture 8 event
Scarman House, Coventry, 7 & 8 December 2016

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