About the Awards
The COSLA Excellence Awards celebrate the very best in Scottish local government. Our emphasis is on rewarding the most innovative and passionate developments, and on recognising projects that can demonstrate excellent service delivery to communities.
Across the country, in rural and urban communities, visionary approaches are being applied to local issues and these are the kinds of projects the COSLA Excellence Awards will celebrate. We want to use the Excellence Awards to find those who are setting new standards for excellence and to help spread their good practice. If you have a project that has made a difference, we want to hear about it.
The COSLA Excellence Awards provide a unique opportunity to highlight the work going on in your community by celebrating projects which are dynamic and innovative; which could help improve collaboration and partnership working; have the potential to be rolled out across the country and beyond, and make a real and meaningful difference to people’s quality of life and the communities we live in.
The categories for the awards are:
Category 1 Service Innovation and Improvement
Category 2 Achieving Better Outcomes
Category 3 Tackling Inequalities and Improving Health
Category 4 Strong and Sustainable Communities
Category 5 Securing a Workforce for the Future
Category 6 One to Watch
There are a further three Awards which are chosen from the short-leeted applications submitted for each category. These are:
Best Team Award
This coveted accolade is awarded in recognition of projects that demonstrate outstanding all round team performance or ground breaking partnership working.
Selected from short leeted applications of exceptional standard, winners must demonstrate achievements that have been conducted in exceptional circumstances or that are beyond the limit stipulated in the award categories.
Delivering Excellence Award
Awarded in recognition of public sector excellence for projects that demonstrate particular excellence and achievement, often outwith the specific criteria of the main award categories.
Submissions are welcome from across Scottish councils and all police and fire authorities, including separate submissions from those whose boundaries are co-terminus with the council.