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Local Government Challenge is a competition which seeks out the best and brightest local government officers with the drive and determination to reach the top.

Competitors take part in a series of real-life challenges in host authorities around the country, which test their individual and team-working skills. The winner can look forward to a career-enhancing scholarship worth up to £10,000 from the Bruce Lockhart Leadership Programme, to be used to promote localism and local government through the exchange of ideas between the UK, the USA and Europe - and to put into practice successful ideas. The findings will be published to promote best practice and raise the status of local leadership and local government in the UK.

Local Government Challenge 2015

Applications for the Local Government Challenge 2015 are now open.
Press release - 16 September 2014

Sponsorship

We are seeking a sponsor for the LG Challenge. This is your opportunity to shape the future of local government and have your organisation leading the way in finding the next generation of leaders. We have a variety of sponsorship packages available. High profile partner opportunities are available to organisations wanting to associate  themselves with this unique local government initiative.

Sponsorship opportunities 2015 (PDF, 8 pages, 600KB)

Become a contestant

Applicants must be full or part time employees, including those on fixed term contracts, who are employed by an LGA member authority from 1 September 2014 to 10 July 2015 (inclusive).

The closing date for contestant applications is 5pm on Tuesday 14 October 2014. 

Further information for contestants including application forms.

Become a host organisation

Your authority must be in membership of the LGA from 1 September 2014 to 10 July 2015 (inclusive). We will also consider partnership applications from within the public sector (for example, applications from one or more local authority and a partner or partners in health, the Police and/or the voluntary sector). 

The closing date for host authority applications is 5pm on Tuesday 14 October 2014.

Further information for host organisations including application forms.

Local Government Challenge 2014

Graeme Kane was announced winner of the Local Government Challenge 2014 on 10 July 2014.

Watch the videos from the 2014 challenges.

Read the press release about the Local Government Challenge 2014 winner.

Further information

Please contact: lgchallenge@local.gov.uk

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