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Bruce-Lockhart scholarship offers £10,000 bursary for winning councillor

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.


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