Partnership - LGC Awards 2021
This award is open to any partnership featuring two or more councils or public sector bodies or a council/councils and a private sector partner/partners. Councils no longer work in isolation. Increasingly they work with other councils, public sector bodies, private firms or voluntary sector organisations to devise more seamless, more efficient and integrated services.
This award is intended to showcase the whole range of partnership working either related to or unrelated to the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Entries should demonstrate that the partnership has brought about service improvements and/or improved efficiency, or brought about the best outcome possible amid the strains of the pandemic. Entries should specify whether the partnership is public/public or public/private as LGC retains the right to split the category at a later date depending on the level of entries.
Submissions should focus on:
- Please state clearly at the top of your submission whether your partnership is public-public (featuring just public sector bodies), or public-private/voluntary (featuring a mixture of public and private/voluntary bodies)
- Which bodies are involved in the partnership and what services are covered;
- Details of the scale of the partnership, for instance in number of people involved and value of the work it undertakes;
- A summary of governance and financial arrangements (although judges are asked to note that commercial confidentiality may mean there are legitimate limits to the information available);
- The objectives of the partnership;
- Evidence of how these objectives have been achieved;
- Evidence of a comprehensive buy-in from the partners;
- Evidence of the success of the partnership, especially in terms of measurable outcomes/ improvements to services, reduced costs and impact on residents.
Award entries will be judged on:
- Evidence that partnerships have the potential to be long-lasting, with the partnership structured to tackle whatever challenges participants face;
- The extent to which the evidence shows the partnership is improving services and/or reducing costs;
- The extent to which the partnership has added real value to the outcomes for local communities;
- The innovative nature of both the partnership itself and the work it is undertaking.