Printed Date: 27/11/2014

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 support Social Enterprise Day 2014

November 19, 2014

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure operator is proud to be supporting Social Enterprise Day on 20th November 2014, which encourages companies and consumers across the UK to ‘Buy Social’.

Waterworld closure confirmed for 1 December

November 11, 2014

Waterworld closure confirmed for 1 December

Charlton Lido & Lifestyle Club success means open for longer in winter

November 10, 2014

Charlton Lido & Lifestyle Club, run by GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, has confirmed it will keep the pool open for longer during the winter months, as the heated Olympic-sized pool is still proving a hit with local people.

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…