Printed Date: 30/04/2016

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 shortlisted for Leisure Operator ‘Oscars’

April 27, 2016

GLL have joined the UK’s leading leisure brands in the finals of the prestigious leisure industry UK Active & Matrix Flame Awards. GLL, the UK’s largest public leisure provider and leading charitable leisure social enterprise, has been nominated three times in the Leisure Centre of the Year (Streamline) category.

For The Girls Football

For The Girls Programme Achieves Project Targets

April 26, 2016

The For The Girls Programme is a Sporta funded programme that has been delivered in Cambridge, Hackney, Greenwich, South Oxfordshire and Tower Hamlets over the last 2 years. GLL were awarded £192,975 to deliver the project. Over the 2 years, 5,300 women and girls have taken part in the project with over 45,000 visits. A dedicated Women and Girls Programme has been set up in each partnership and the sessions have become embedded within centre programmes.

Lincolnshire Libraries welcome scheme to support young people’s mental health

April 25, 2016

At a time when 1 in 10 young people have a diagnosable mental health issue, Lincolnshire Libraries are throwing their support behind a scheme to help them with expert endorsed books available to borrow for free. Reading Well for young people is a national scheme, part of the hugely successful Reading Well Books on Prescription scheme, which will provide 13-18 year-olds with high-quality information, support and advice on a wide-range of mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders and self-harm, and difficult life pressures, like relationships, cyber-bullying and exams.

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…