Printed Date: 20/10/2014

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.

Welcome to GLL

GLL News

GLL merger to operate Carlisle and Allerdale leisure centres

October 09, 2014

The UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, GLL, have announced a new merger deal with Carlisle Leisure Limited (CLL), to operate all of the leisure and sporting facilities in Carlisle and Allerdale from 1 Februrary 2015. The merger was announced after staff of CLL – an Industrial Provident Sociey - voted overwhelmingly in favour of the move during an annual staff meeting this September.

GLL launches event management division 'Better Venues'

October 09, 2014

Olympic legacy operator and charitable social enterprise GLL has launched a full service

GLL to operate Swindon leisure centres

October 09, 2014

Leading not-for-profit leisure provider GLL has been awarded long-term leases for six of Swindon’s leisure facilities – the charitable social enterprise currently manages the Oasis Leisure Centre within Swindon..

From 1st November 2014, GLL, which operates under their ‘Better’ brand, will run Croft Sports Centre, Delta Tennis Centre, Dorcan Recreation Complex, Haydon Centre, Health Hydro and the Link Centre. The long-term leases with Swindon Borough Council will see GLL make an initial £3 million investment of their own funds to enhance facilities and services across the borough that will be in additon to the Council providing a sum of up to £2million for investment in the facilities.

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…