Support for councils: integrated national support offer

LGA (formerly the IDeA) and its partners help councils improve and learn by sharing best practice, and providing knowledge and support.

Partnerships and regional improvement

Support available Who is involved Delivery Availability
Regional improvement networks Co-funded support delivered in partnership with LGA Regional Now
Improving strategic commissioning in the culture and sport sector Co-funded support delivered in partnership with LGA National Now
Improving partnership working in the culture and sport sector Co-funded support delivered in partnership with LGA National Now
Shaping places through sport - guidance on the Sport England website Sport England National Now
English Heritage regional Historic Environment Forums (HEFs): contact your regional office.

Working locally - on the English Heritage website
English Heritage Regional Now

Community Sport - in it for the Long Run

The tool helps councils prepare for the challenges, look for the opportunities and signposts to a range of evidence, tools and case studies to help develop the right solution for sport in the locality.

Community Sport - in it for the Long Run - on the Sport England website

Sport England National Now


Planning and service development

Support available Who is involved Delivery Availability
Incorporating sport in major school building projects - on the Sport England website Sport England National Now
Culture and sport planning toolkit - on the Living Places website Arts Council England National Now
Securing contributions for your libraries, archives, arts and museums - on the Living Places website Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) National Now
Active places power and database website Sport England National Now
Sports facilities planning model - on the Sport England website Sport England National Now
Sports facility improvement service (FIS) toolkit

The FIS toolkit is designed to support strategic planning of community sports facilities.

FIS toolkit - on the Sport England website
Sport England National Now
Spacial planning for sport and active recreation - on the Sport England website Sport England National Now
Sport strategic planning framework

This provides pre-procured consultants for councils to use in undertaking strategic planning, needs assessments, playing pitch strategies, town planning support, and sport-specific facility strategies.

Strategic planning framework - on the Sport England website
Sport England National From August 2010
Sustainable community sports hubs toolkit - on the Sport England website Sport England National Now
Statutory consultation on planning applications. Advice is available from:

Protecting playing fields - on the Sport England website

English Heritage regional contacts - on the English Heritage website
Sport England and English Heritage Regional Now
CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) enabling service

This provides free, expert advice and support to public sector clients commissioning new buildings, master plans, urban frameworks, open space strategies and other public realm projects.

Enabling programme - on the CABE Space website
CABE Space National Now, by application
Spaceshaper community engagement toolkit - on the CABE Space website CABE Space National Now
ParksMatch forum for parks and green space managers - on the CABE Space website CABE Space National Now
Inhabit: creative workspaces for creative communities website Arts Council England National Now
Heritage at risk register - on the English Heritage website English Heritage National with regional events Now
English Heritage regional teams - on the English Heritage website English Heritage Regional Now
English Heritage grants for local authorities - on the English Heritage website English Heritage National and regional Now
Creative industries: a guide to investing LGA, The Work Foundation and DCMS National Now


Workforce development

Support available Who is involved Delivery Availability
Supporting young people to develop as artists and arts leaders - on the Arts Awards website Arts Council England National Now
Historic environment local management (HELM) website - through which English Heritage provides training and guidance English Heritage National with regional events Now
Heritage champions - on the HELM website English Heritage   Now
Collections management advice and guidance - on the Collections Link website MLA National Now
Historic environment enabling programme

Find out more from the English Heritage regional offices - on the English Heritage website
English Heritage   Now
Renaissance programme - on the MLA website MLA National Now
Government indemnity scheme

This scheme allows the public access to objects within the UK that might not otherwise be available by providing borrowers (museums, libraries and archives) an alternative to often costly commercial insurance.

Government indemnity scheme - on the MLA website
MLA National Now
Guide to green space Apprenticeships - on the CABE Space website CABE Space National Now


Best practice and awards

Support available Who is involved Delivery Availability
MLA research and resources website

MLA best practice - on the MLA website
MLA National Now
Learning by stories LGA National Now
Artsmark national award scheme for schools - on the Arts Council England website Arts Council England National Now
Green Flag Award - on the Keep Britain Tidy website Green Flag Plus partnership National Applications from October to January


 

1 May 2012

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