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.
Rewarding excellence at the GLL Awards
February 03, 2016
GLL, the UK’s largest leisure provider and leading leisure charitable social enterprise, held its first annual dedicated awards ceremony to celebrate the accomplishments and successes of individuals and teams from across the board. Those recognised represented GLL’s myriad services including front-line leisure operations, libraries, health & wellbeing and business support.
People are at the heart of this not-for-profit organisation and the awards provided a platform to recognise and reward those colleagues who have made a difference to their workplace, their colleagues and the community.
New Swindon Trampoline Park Promises Extremely Good Fun
February 01, 2016
Fun-loving locals are in for a real treat with the opening of a brand new Extreme Trampoline Park in Swindon next week (1st February 2016)
The new 1,100 square metre park is the second of its kind in the UK and follows the launch of the Better Extreme Sports Facility in Barking, London last summer. It is operated by GLL, the charitable social enterprise that runs the facility under its brand name, Better Extreme.
Archway residents get active as Leisure Centre celebrates £2m investment
January 28, 2016
Archway Leisure Centre was officially re-launched on Tuesday 26 January following a £2m investment that has extended the gym, installed new equipment and refreshed the pool hall.
Leading leisure charitable social enterprise GLL took over the 15 year contract for managing Islington Council’s eight leisure facilities in April 2014 when a £10m investment in accessible leisure was also confirmed.
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…