Local Government Association

We are the national voice of local government, working with councils to support, promote and improve

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OPE 10 Funding Prospectus – December 2023

The application window is now open for the tenth phase of the One Public Estate (OPE) programme. Up to £1.2 million of grant funding is available and each OPE partnership is invited to submit one project for consideration. Call for Expressions of Interest by midday 18 December 2023.

Improvement and assurance framework for local government

We aim to map the various elements that provide assurance of the performance of local government and to demonstrate how they all fit together. We hope that this framework will be useful both for councils and the public.


The local government chief executive role is like no other – the range of the role is considerable, the demands of the role are stimulating, and the rewards of the role are real and tangible. You will be helping a small but significant part of the UK become a better place in which to live, grow and do business.

About the curriculum and standards

The Local Government Chief Executives' Framework consists of two components – the curriculum and the leadership standards for excellence.


We acknowledge and thank everyone who contributed to our research, and we are grateful to everyone that has spent time helping us to identify the themes for success.