Become an LGIU member

LGIU membership provides an essential blend of resources, connections and high-quality research helping councils to deliver for their communities and empowering local government for the future.

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Get in touch

Contact our Membership Manager Thomas Lynch at [email protected]

How do I join?

We offer corporate membership of the LGIU to organisations – councils, academia, charities, and others – across the UK, Ireland and Australia. Membership allows access to our services for all staff and councillors at an organisation.

Global Local is our subscription service for individuals outside our corporate membership countries.

Benefits of membership

Member resources, available to everyone at a member organisation

  • In-depth briefings on key local government topics.
  • Updates on guidance and legislation and latest developments.
  • International case studies from across the sector.
  • Daily updates on the top local government news stories.
  • A 25% discount on all LGIU training, including in-house.
  • Weekly horizon scanning of the best from local government internationally.

High-quality research for the future of local government

The LGIU’s Local Democracy Research Centre delivers a unique programme of research focused on finding solutions for the big, shared challenges facing local government right now.

Be part of a connected international local government community

We learn from each other; we share ideas, insights and experience. We believe there’s power in developing shared solutions to common problems and value from international perspectives and connections. This could be via LGIU’s curated updates of the very best from local government worldwide, or one of our numerous case studies. Or it could be by attending or speaking at a member-only discussion or through an introduction to a colleague in another council that only the LGIU could put together.

Your LGIU, your voice

Work with us for the future of local government. Councils face unparalleled challenges as they strive day-in-day-out to deliver for their communities. Together with our members, we make sure that the local government voice is heard.

More about LGIU

About LGIU

The LGIU is an independent, not-for-profit membership organisation working to make local democracy around the world collectively stronger, through shared ideas, resources and connections for local government. Find out more.

Our members

We have members across the UK, Ireland and Australia. If you are staff or an elected representative at one of our member organisations, then you are an LGIU member. Find out if you are and register on the website to access your member resources.

Global Local

The LGIU offers a subscription service for individuals outside our corporate membership countries. Global Local consists of weekly themed bulletin plus access to four related briefings each month. Find out more about a Global Local subscription.