Apply to Future Leaders 2021

Future Leaders 2021 is now open for applications. Please note that due to the pandemic, the early parts of this year’s programme will be virtual, but we are hoping the situation will allow for physical meetups later in the year.

All the information needed for applying is below.

Find out more about Future Leaders, including a high-level overview of the 2021 programme, here.

You might also be interested in attending one of our Future Leaders: ask the Alumni webinars.

Criteria for applying

  • Your authority/organisation must be a member of LGcomms.
  • The programme is free of charge, however your authority/organisation will be expected to cover the cost of any travel and accommodation ; therefore evidence of support from your manager is also required.
  • You are able to commit to all the elements of the programme.
  • You are available for a quick telephone interview during the week commencing the 8 or 15 February,

Spaces are limited to 12 places, and interest is always very high. If you’re interested, please download and fill out the application form below and email it to by 11.59pm, Sunday 31 January 2021.

LGcomms is committed to increasing diversity in the profession 

No applicant to the Future Leaders programme will be disadvantaged on the basis of their racial group, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender or transgender, age, disability, pregnancy or maternity, social or economic status or caring responsibility, marital status or civil partnership. 

We welcome applications from anyone who feels that they are from an under-represented group.

Questions or accessibility requirements?

If you have any questions, need information in different formats or need any adjustments as part of the application process, please contact