Printed Date: 02/08/2014

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.

GLL News

GLL worker becomes Iron Athlete racing ‘Outlaw’

GLL worker becomes Iron Athlete racing ‘Outlaw’

August 01, 2014

GLL senior manager Gareth Kirk had a well needed rest this week, after completing the gruelling ‘Outlaw Triathlon 2014’ at the weekend (27 July). The event, based at the National Water Sports Centre in Nottingham, consisted of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile marathon.

Graduates from the 'Steps into Work' programme

GLL build crucial ‘Steps into Work’ for people with learning disabilities

July 30, 2014

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, celebrated its first ‘Steps into Work’ graduation ceremony this week, which saw eight students with learning disabilities graduate from a successful internship programme, run by National Star College in partnership with Remploy.

Peter Bundey, GLL Deputy Managing Director

GLL proud to be one of the first ‘100 mutuals’

July 30, 2014

GLL, the UK’s largest leisure charitable social enterprise, partnered with the Cabinet Office last week (21 to 25 July), to celebrate its achievement as one of the first 100 public service mutuals across England.

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…