The Local Government Information Unit is inviting applications from councillors for a Special Award of £10,000. It is in honour of Lord Bruce-Lockhart, the former leader of Kent County Council who was a towering figure in local government.
To win this scholarship you must show:
- Evidence of impact locally – within your ward, the borough as a whole and the council itself.
- Evidence that you have influenced local policy.
- Evidence that your voice has been heard nationally within the sector or that you have contributed to national debate.
- Evidence that you have contributed to local government innovation.
- Wider evidence of leadership in pursuit of professional, community or personal interests.
You will also need to develop:
A scholarship proposal which will promote the case for localism and government at a local level – a project worth up to £10,000 to be completed within the year with a presentation to the prestigious annual Bruce-Lockhart Lecture.
The LGIU is also seeking nominations for various awards – council leader of the year, young councillor, scrutineer, online councillor , community champion, etc.
I urge you to nominate those worthy of recognition.