Congratulations, on your recent award as part of the Local Council Award Scheme. Receiving the award really is an excellent achievement, so thank you for all your hard work.

This page contains a range of resources to help you make the most of your award.


If you have not done so already, please complete this quick feedback form. It will help us ensure that the scheme continues to improve over time.

Complete Feedback Form


You can download and use the relevant award level logo for your website and other materials.

FoundationLogo Green

Download Foundation Award Logo


QualityLogo Blue

Download Quality Award Logo


QualityGoldLogo CMYK

Download Quality Gold Logo

Let them know

You can download, edit and use the template documents below.

These are provided to help you consider ways in which to celebrate your success and spread the word about your achievements. Of course there may be other local partners you would like to share this with, or other ways you would like to promote your success. Please feel free to do this a way that suits you.

Local Award Scheme Letter to Local MP

Local Award Scheme Letter to Principal Authority

Local Award Scheme Letter to Staff and Councillors

Local Award Scheme Press Release

What next?

Achieving any award level is a great achievement, and your accreditation will last for four years. But, you may wish to move up an award level faster than that! You can register for a higher award level at any time following the same process you just completed.

The aim of the Local Council Award Scheme is to support councils' improvement ambitions and to make moving up the award levels as simple as possible.

So if you apply for a higher award level within 12 months of your previously successful accreditation you will receive a 20% discount in the fees and the panel will not need to revisit evidence that was previously approved.

Keep on celebrating

Now that you have your award you might want to think about other ways to recognise and celebrate the achievements of your council. There are two other options available, the first being NALC’s Council Spotlight. The second is putting your council forward for the NALC Star Council 2017, with six different caterogies to pick from. We would love to see your hard work recognised in this way.