LG Challenge

Created in 2009, the Local Government Challenge brings together talented local government officers to compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

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Developing the future generation of local government leaders

Sitting within the Local Government Association’s leadership development offer, the LG Challenge serves to develop a new generation of local government leaders.

Over a six-month period, ten contestants tackle five real-life challenges in councils across the country. The challenges give contestants a unique opportunity to develop and hone their leadership and political management skills, business acumen and communication techniques whilst offering invaluable media experience – shaping contestants into leaders through tasks which aim to deliver the best services for the local community.

With the opportunity to be awarded the prestigious £10,000 Bruce-Lockhart scholarship, the winner will have a unique opportunity to translate their very own ideas into a reality, make a long-lasting impact in their area, as well as give their CV a substantial edge.

Local government officers of all levels, grades and backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Applications for the 2024 cohort are now closed.

Please contact [email protected] for further information.