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 Makes a Splash at ASA Awards
October 22, 2014
Charitable social enterprise GLL made a splash at the annual Amateur Swimming Association’s Swimtastic Awards, which took place on Saturday 18th October 2014 at a glittering ‘Oscar-style’ ceremony in Birmingham.
Greenwich takes the title at Better Club Games 2014
October 22, 2014
A team from Greenwich beat more than 600 over 55-year-olds to win the 2014 Better Club Games, held at the Copper Box Arena on Friday 17th October 2014.
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.
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…