Printed Date: 16/12/2019

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 are the current holders of the UK Business Gold Awards 2018 for our social enterprise strategy and our approach to staff development.


GLL News

GLL scoops a top prize at SEUK Awards 2019

December 10, 2019

UK's top leisure and cultural charitable social enterprise spends £15m annually with other social enterprises.

Mayor of London recognises GLL for creating healthy workplaces

November 27, 2019

GLL has received the Mayor of London’s Healthy Workplace Foundation Award for 11 of the leisure centres it operates across four London boroughs.

Perri Shakes Drayton joins GLL Sport Foundation Board

October 21, 2019

The GLL Sport Foundation has appointed Team GB sprinter Perri Shakes-Drayton as a member of its board.

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…