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.
UK’s largest leisure operator calls for more people to take the plunge and become swimming teachers
September 12, 2018
GLL has launched a campaign to encourage more people to train to become swimming teachers, in the face of growing demand for swimming lessons.
Better Deal for Young Workers in Waltham Forest
September 04, 2018
There is good news for young leisure centre workers in Waltham Forest as the council and its leisure partner GLL have agreed that staff aged 18 to 20 will be paid the London Living Wage of £10.20 an hour from October 2018.
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.
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…