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.

Sustainability hub

Alongside the majority of councils, the LGA has declared a climate emergency. We offer a wide range of resources to help councils address environmental sustainability.

A career in planning

Discover more about a career in planning and the impact you can have working in local government.

Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme

The role of chief finance officer (CFO) is one of the most challenging and highly scrutinised roles in local government. Our Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Mentoring Scheme supports CFOs and deputy CFOs to develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel in the role.


The Local Government Chief Executives’ Development Framework has been developed to clearly define the standard foundation knowledge and skills

Continuous improvement

The 'continuous improvement' element of the local government chief executive role involves learning and curiosity, innovation, service re-design, digital and artifiical intelligence, performance, impact and results.

Public ethics

The 'public ethics' element of the local government chief executive role involves ethical principles, ethical cultures, fairness, services, practices and dealing with violations.