Printed Date: 26/09/2021

Welcome to GLL

A charitable social enterprise for all the community

GLL exists to make community services and spaces better for everyone and to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities.

Built on honest and sound business principles, our charitable organisation produces great results - and this is confirmed by our pioneering work to measure and raise social value.

Not only were we the first leisure operator in the UK to be awarded the prestigious Social Enterprise Mark and Big Society Award, we won the UK Business Awards in 2018 for our social enterprise strategy and our approach to staff development. In 2019 we won the SEUK Award 'Market Builder' in recognition of our support to other social enterprises in our supply chain. 

 

GLL News

GLL celebrates Tokyo 2020 successes with the UK’s Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme

September 08, 2021

Strong support to Team GB evidenced

GSF supports 36 talented athletes heading to Tokyo 2020 Paralympics

August 15, 2021

Multiple Paralympic medallists Ellie Simmonds OBE, Stephanie Millward and Michael McKillop head list of 36 Tokyo-bound Paralympians who have been supported by the UK’s largest independent athlete programme - the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF).

UK’s Largest Independent Athlete Support Programme Strikes Gold For Community Sport

August 13, 2021

GLL's celebratory ‘Summer of Sport’ continues to inspire young people as 63 heroes realise their dream to compete at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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…