LG Challenge

Meet the contestants

Our 10 contestants have been chosen to take part in this year's LG Challenge. Now in its eighth year, the competition sees the best and brightest local government officers compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

Master problem solvers and passionate about delivering the best for the residents they serve, this year's LG Challengers will come up with innovative solutions to the challenges faced by local government from creating new tourist destinations to saving millions in adult social care. With the prize of a Bruce Lockhart scholarship worth up to £10,000, there is an opportunity for the winner to make a real and long lasting impact in their area, as well as giving their CV a substantial edge. Find out more by watching our short introduction to the challenge video.

Applications have now closed for the LG Challenge 2017 but you can still watch last year's challenge videos and join the conversation at @LGChallenge #upfortheLGChallenge

Become a host organisation

Your authority must be in membership of the LGA from 1 September 2016 to 15 July 2017 (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). 

Register an interest for 2017


There are opportunities to be involved in the LG Challenge as both a challenge and a headline sponsor.

Find out more about being a challenge sponsor

Find out more about being a headline sponsor

Further information

Please contact: lgchallenge@local.gov.uk

Terms and conditions

Find out what 2016's contestants had to say about the LG Challenge.

LG Challenge 2016

David McCollum, from Lambeth Council, was the winner of the 2016 LG Challenge.

LG Challenge 2016

Previous LG Challenges

LG Challenge 2015

LG Challenge 2014

LG Challenge 2013 

LG Challenge 2012

LG Challenge 2011