Printed Date: 26/09/2017

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

Perri Shakes-Drayton credits GLL Sport Foundation after recovering from injury to claim silver at World Championships

August 30, 2017

Sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton praised the support of the GLL Sport Foundation after her silver medal at the recent IAAF World Championships.

GLL wins capital's top safety award

July 26, 2017

The biennial London Ambulance Service’s ‘Saving Lives’ Awards 2017 saw GLL nominated in both the Community and Organisational categories due to the large number of incidents it has responded to with defibrillators.

Data sharing to boost take-up of physical activity

May 25, 2017

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise has teamed up with Open Data Institute (ODI) to share leisure activity information to broaden community reach and participation opportunities.

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…