Celebrating Excellence in Scottish Local Government

The COSLA Excellence Awards are about recognising the great work, talent and innovation across our councils and the exceptional people who deliver for our communities every day of the year.

Tell us about the work going on in your area to implement more effective ways of operating, redesign services to improve results or efficiency, or find innovative new ways to meet new demands or changing circumstances. It’s likely that these will also be about working with other public services to tackle local priorities, shifting towards early intervention and prevention, and empowering local people.

Whatever the focus, to be a finalist you’ll need to clearly explain what your project is about, why it is innovative, and of course, the difference it is making, or which it is set to make in future.

You’ll also want to show how your project is delivering excellent services in the context of changing resources, perhaps by tapping into different ways of working or by trailblazing alternative solutions. We also want to know what makes these more effective and more sustainable solutions compared with other ways of working.

Ready to apply? We recommend reading our FAQs here first to support with the most commonly asked questions.

Click here to go to the online application for the 2024 COSLA Excellence Awards

Click the image above to apply, or go type: bit.ly/COSLAAwards24 into your internet or mobile browser. If you require an accessible (Word Document format) version of the form, please contact christine@cosla.gov.uk.