Printed Date: 26/05/2018

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 (which we held from 2010 until 2013) and the Big Society Award.


GLL News

Croydon residents to see major leisure improvements with GLL

May 18, 2018

GLL reveals ambitious plans to improve Croydon's leisure facilities - indoors and out.

GLL celebrates 25 years as the UK’s premier leisure and cultural social enterprise

May 10, 2018

GLL – the UK’s leading leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise – has celebrated its 25 year anniversary with a reception hosted by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson at the House of Lords (2 May 2018).

Agreement reached between GLL and Unite regarding Bromley Libraries staff

April 19, 2018

Union members agree to halt strike action and return to work

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…