Printed Date: 28/01/2015

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 Arrives in Belfast

GLL News

North Country Leisure becomes subsidiary of UK's largest not-for-profit leisure firm

January 27, 2015

Formed in the 1990s, both GLL and NCL have strong

Farlington School’s Pole Vaulting Champion

January 27, 2015

Tamsin Campbell Farlington School’s Tamsin Campbell is now the UK’s number 1 Under-17 pole vaulter.

NCL joins forces with GLL to strengthen social enterprise leisure centres in the north

January 27, 2015

North Country Leisure (NCL) has agreed to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of GLL, the UK’s largest and most successful leisure charitable social enterprise. NCL will continue to directly operate its 12 leisure and sporting facilities across Cumbria and Newcastle City.

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…