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.
Become a contestant
LG Challenge – The final countdown
At the LGA Conference, our four finalists made their 'final countdown'. They talked to us about their project ideas and aspirations.
Local Government Challenge 2015
We'd like to extend our thanks to all of the participants and host organisations taking part in the LG Challenge 2015, the standard of competition as always was very high. After careful consideration and as a result of a vote made by conference attendees we're pleased to announce that Jude Taylor of Staffordshire County Council took the prestigious prize. Congratulations Jude.
Some highlights and memories of Jude's journey:
- Angela Glithero, Derbyshire County Council
- Ben Smith, St Edmundsbury Borough Council, West Suffolk Partnership
- Joanne Ivison, Bolton Council
- Jude Taylor, Staffordshire County Council
- Kelsey Hill, Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council
- Matt Reeks, Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership
- Philippa Mellish, Hampshire County Council
- Sarah Porter, Swale Borough Council
- Stuart Lester, Birmingham City Council
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).
Applications for 2015 have now closed.
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The Customer Service Improvement (CSI) Guide project was all about helping local authorities across the UK to improve customer services, using simple and cost-effective ideas.
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For blogs, forums and further information on LG Challenge from past and present contestants.
Read about this year's challenges in the words of our contestants. Next up is Angela Glithero on the task in South Cambs.
Watch the contestants tackle each of the challenges so far.
LG Challenge 2014
Graeme Kane was announced winner of the Local Government Challenge 2014 on 10 July 2014.