We offer a range of programmes and tools to help councils tackle the challenges and take advantage of the opportunities for culture, tourism and sport.
Resources, programmes and case studies:
- 'Leadership Essentials': a series of events designed as themed learning opportunities for councillors. Each event concentrates on a specific portfolio area, such as Planning or Children's Services, or a specific theme, such as communications or digital leadership.
Visitor Economy Leadership Programme for officers
The LGA is delighted to be offering 20 free places on a pilot leadership offer for council officers with strategic responsibility for developing and supporting the visitor economy.
Sport and physical activity 2022-23
Physical activity is an important part of mental and physical wellbeing. Communities are now facing complex challenges resulting from increased living costs and the impact of COVID-19. The LGA is working with Sport England to support councils to co-create approaches with communities to help tackle health inequalities and encourage participation in the context on financial pressures.
Arts, culture and libraries 2023
The LGA’s important partnership with Arts Council England enables us to provide critical support to our member councils by developing the knowledge and skills of both councillors and officers to champion cultural activity in their local areas during a period of rebuilding, where leadership is needed most.