LG Challenge for Councils

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The LG Challenge promotes best practice and raises the status of local leadership and local government in the UK.


Since its inception in 2009, LG Challenge is a programme created to generate the future leaders of local government, all whilst providing valuable consultancy to local councils.

Over the course of six months, contestants are tasked with five real-life challenges which sit at the heart of community life. The tasks will ask contestants to offer innovative solutions to complex social problems that councils currently face across the country.

The aim is to bring a diverse set of contestants together to collaboratively tackle these issues, as they compete against each other for the winner’s title and the £10,000 Bruce-Lockhart Scholarship. This scholarship provides the winning contestant with a fantastic opportunity to translate their own ideas and passions for a community project into a reality.

The winner of the programme will be announced at the LGA’s Annual Conference in July.

You can contact LGChallenge@local.gov.uk for more information.