Printed Date: 28/11/2015

Welcome to GLL

A charitable social enterprise for all the community

GLL makes community services and spaces better for everyone. And it’s about more than just money. Our people invest time, energy and effort into helping and improving communities through the services we offer - and with great results.

Our success means we’re proud to be the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark and the Big Society Award.

GLL News

GLL named Health and Fitness Partner for Sport Relief 2016

November 19, 2015

GLL, the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise, has been chosen as official health and fitness partner’ for Sport Relief 2016 and will raise £500,000 for good causes, helping Britain walk, run, swim and cycle its way to fundraising glory.

Gareth Kirk, GLL Regional Director in Belfast is a judge on the Social Enterprise NI Awards

GLL attend Northern Ireland's Social Enterprise Awards 2015

October 23, 2015

GLL in Belfast were proud to be part of the third annual Social Enterprise Northern Ireland Conference and Awards event. The event focused on sourcing products and services from local social enterprises and recognised the outstanding work that is happening on a daily basis throughout the province.

Finchley Lido Lifesavers honoured at the Prestigious SADS UK National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards, held at the Royal College of Nursing

October 20, 2015

The annual National Lifesaver Defibrillator Awards hosted by the national cardiac charity SADS UK honours people in the community who’ve saved lives. Dr Christian Jessen, the presenter of Channel 4’s BAFTA-winning Embarrassing Bodies was delighted to present Lifesaver Awards to Osam Layeth and Chloe O’Grady, Lifeguards at Finchley Lido.

About us

In 1993, Greenwich Council needed to find a new way to run its leisure centres because of public spending cuts and together, we came up with a new model. The first of its kind in UK leisure. GLL was born.

Our four pillars

We believe GLL is unique and not just because we were the first leisure trust in the UK. Our four ‘pillars’ sit at the heart of our business delivery and form the vital DNA that makes us tick.

Being a charitable social enterprise

GLL is here for the good of the community and is a not-for-profit organisation. As firm believers in the power of social values, this is what being a social enterprise means for us…