The purpose of this guide is to help people in the culture and sport sector understand the process of strategic commissioning in public services and how to engage in it to produce better outcomes for communities.
The Sport Leadership Academy is organised by the Local Government Association (LGA) in partnership with Sport England and is targeted at any Cabinet member/Portfolio holder with responsibility for sport.
Councils are playing a key leadership role in capitalising on their local visitor economy’s growth potential through creating the conditions for it to thrive and ensuring a rich cultural offer to attract visitors. However there are opportunities to further drive this growth through increasing productivity. This means getting visitors to spend more when they visit.
Based on a set of six case studies from across England, the research findings highlight the significant challenges the sector faces in retaining its competitive edge in terms of productivity, recruitment and skills.
This handbook and the accompanying online toolkit offer guidance on how to approach the revitalisation of town and city centres by delivering long-term impacts and using broad principles that can be tailored to meet local needs.
This advice note aims to update councils on the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on leisure providers operating services and facilities owned and delivered on behalf of councils. It includes options as well as examples of how councils are providing practical support to providers and ensuring facilities are in a position to reopen when social distancing measures are relaxed.
Produced with Arts Council England, this handbook shares innovative case studies and advice for council-run museums, including operating models, partnership working and how museums can contribute to wider local priorities.