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Innovation in local government is about improving the lives of the people in our communities. Browse through our case studies to see the many innovative programmes councils are involved in.

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Futures Theatre: training social workers to help change lives in Tower Hamlets

Futures Theatre is an expert at delivering bespoke, participatory training for social workers employed in local authorities.

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Great Music Places in Darlington

A collaboration between in Darlington resulted in young people sharing their talents on a national stage on 21 June 2022.

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SENsational Story and Play

Collaborating with Children’s Services in the LGA Family Hubs Peer Review, Dorset Library Service began to explore how we could develop our contribution to the Best Start in Life* and Dorset Council’s: Our Children, Young People’s and Families Plan 2020-2023.

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Art UK public sculpture digitisation programme

Art UK’s unprecedented photography and digitisation project has resulted in the UK’s collection of over 14,000 public sculptures and monuments being freely available to view and search online for the first time ever.

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Beyond Brontës: The Mayor's Screen Diversity Programme

Beyond Brontës was launched in 2019 by Screen Yorkshire and Bradford Metropolitan District Council (MDC). The initiative increases diversity in the screen industries by providing TV and film production training and work placements to young people aged 18 to 30.

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National Lottery Heritage Fund: Area of Focus in North East Lincolnshire

In 2020, North East Lincolnshire Council were successful in receiving a solicited grant of £250,000 from National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) in support of building capacity and driving engagement in an Area of Focus.

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The Glass Works – combining retail and leisure with culture and events

This case study is part of a series from the LGA Culture Commission The challenge

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North Yorkshire – Culture and Local Government Reorganisation

The North Yorkshire authorities have submitted a live case study, capturing their work so far to bring together the culture, leisure and sport provisions and strategies of their eight authorities as part of local government reorganisation.

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Placemaking with poetry

Barnsley Museums adopted two unloved Listed red phone boxes in the town centre and transformed them into works of art telling stories of the town’s heritage with words by the Poet Laureate Simon Armitage.

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Illuminate: Seeing Oldham in a new light

As lockdown ends, Oldham Council’s Heritage, Libraries and Arts Creativity and Culture team put local participation and performance opportunities at the heart of their large-scale outdoor events programme.

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