Running for the 14th year across England & Wales and the 6th year in Scotland, these are the only national awards celebrating the vital work of councillors.

Nominate a councillor

Nominations opening soon!

The categories

Watch the stories of LGIU & CCLA Cllr Awards past winners.

The rules

Councillors may not nominate themselves and nominations for Town/Parish councillors are not accepted. Learn the rules by clicking the button below.

Meet the judges

Cllr Awards winners are selected by our expert panel of judges, drawn from across the local government sector.

The 2023 ceremonies

Stay tuned to learn more about the 2023 ceremonies and RSVP.

Cllr Awards through the years

Relive the ceremonies and see the winners from years past.

Ready to nominate a councillor?

This year’s Awards are only possible thanks to the generous support of our founding partners CCLA.

CCLA is a leading specialist fund manager for local authorities and charities. When they began sponsoring the Cllr Awards they had 22 local authority client accounts. Today they have over 700 and this number is growing every month. CCLA are owned by their clients – their mission is to serve the whole sector, regardless of size. |

Community Champion

Community champions elevate residents’ voices, engage their constituents, and show leadership that creates positive impacts in the lives of others.

Leader of the Year

Leading their communities with service and heart, these councillors are truly impacting the lives of their constituents.

Young Councillor of the Year

A look at young & new councillors making vital impacts in their communities.

Resilience Champion

Councillors building stronger, healthier, and more resilient communities in turbulent times.

Lifetime Legend

Councillors that have dedicated their lives to their communities.


LGIU supports local government every day

LGIU is a not-for-profit, non-partisan membership organisation. We are for local government and anyone with an interest in local democracy and finding local solutions to the global challenges that we all face.

Our resources, innovative research and connections are relied on by colleagues across the globe. We do our best for them, so that they can do their best for our communities.