Printed Date: 24/07/2024

Welcome to GLL

A Charitable Social Enterprise

GLL News

Better Summer Open Days Go Swimmingly

July 23, 2024

Over 40,000 people take part is free swim sessions in 48 hours

GLL's Summer of Sport - activities for kids and families start this weekend

July 17, 2024

More fun to combat holiday boredom - plus free Open Weekend 20-21 July

94 GLL Sport Foundation Athletes Set to Shine at Paris 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games

July 16, 2024

Household names and emerging talents among the medal hopefuls

About Us

Established in 1993, GLL is a Charitable Social Enterprise and Workers Cooperative.

We operate over 240 Leisure Centres, 120 Libraries and 15 Children's Centres in partnership with 59 local Councils, public agencies and sporting organisations.

We welcome over 57 million visitors a year, generating over £445m in social value as we strive to help as many people as possible lead healthier, happier and longer lives.


Our Corporate Plan

In a changing world, our aims and aspirations for the future are regularly reviewed and updated to ensure we meet the needs of our customers and partners.

Our corporate plan showcases our purpose, values, and ambitious future innovations.

Partnering with cross-industry organisations and thought leaders, we aim to shape a progressive, resilient and inclusive future for leisure, libraries, culture, sport, health and public services.


Being a charitable social enterprise

Social Enterprises are businesses that are changing the world for the better. GLL is immensely proud to be the UK's leading leisure and cultural services Social Enterprise since 1993.

A staff-owned, not-for-profit organisation, GLL is here for the good of the community. We don’t have shareholders like private companies, or any bonuses to pay out. Instead, we invest any surplus money we make back into our services.

Since 1993, we’ve been able to reinvest over £100 million back into sport, leisure and culture.