Printed Date: 19/07/2018

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

GLL helps world’s biggest fundraising swim reach £50m milestone

June 11, 2018

GLL pools are celebrating shared success with Swimathon – the world’s biggest charity swim.

GLL switches to new STA swim teacher qualification to address national shortage

June 08, 2018

GLL, the UK’s largest provider of public swimming pools, is changing its arrangements for training swimming teachers to ensure there are enough qualified and ‘ready-for-work’ teachers across the industry at a time of national shortage.

West End star joins forces with Alzheimer’s Society to support Dementia Action Week

June 05, 2018

West End star John Partridge joined Better staff at the London Aquatic Centre to raise awareness of the condition during Dementia Action Week.

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…