LG Challenge

Now in its eleventh year, the Local Government Challenge seeks out the best and brightest local government officers to compete in a series of real-life challenges around the country.

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Sitting within the Local Government Association’s sector-led improvement offer, the LG Challenge serves to develop the future generation of local government leaders.

Spanning over a six month period, 10 budding contestants will tackle five real-life challenges in councils across the country. The challenges give contestants a unique experience which 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 are welcome to apply.

Applications to be a contestant and host authority for LG Challenge 2021 open in the Summer. Please email LGChallenge@local.gov.uk for any queries and to register your interest.