GLL Inspired Strategy shows the way to tangible legacy beyond the Games
Leading charitable social enterprise, GLL has released GLL Inspired its Legacy Strategy designed to deliver real community growth in sport and physical activity. Two years in the planning, the strategy shows the extent of GLL’s existing support for the Games and outlines the challenges it faces in order to achieve measurable outputs for future years.
With the nation now discussing how legacy can be captured from the Games, GLL Inspired provides a blue print for other organisations to plan and invest in turning these legacy debates into action.
GLL Director Peter Bundey enthuses; “At GLL we have been consistent in our vision that we would actively contribute to help make the Games ‘the best ever’ and commit to deliver multiple and transparent legacy programmes. GLL Inspired captures this commitment and lays out how we will achieve this vision.”
The strategy provides detailed activity and outputs for 30 core legacy and 17 Games-time and Olympic Park commitments across sporting, community, economic and environmental themes.
Already the largest provider of public sport and leisure facilities in the UK, GLL operates over 100 venues with a target for 2012 of 38,000,000 visits. The strategy is an important statement to show how current legacy agendas need to move from sport governance and school specific funding into the broad world of community activity provision. Accessible community venues hold the key to reaching the widest possible population mass and encourages sustained use beyond younger years, through all ages of adulthood.
GLL also has a key role to play with the direct legacy on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park having been selected by the London Legacy Development Corporation as operating partner for the Multi-Use Arena (Copper Box) and Aquatics Centre Olympic venues.
The strategy also features the further development of the GLL Sport Foundation, which already supports over 1,000 young athletes across the region with funding and training grants. With guidance from Sally Gunnell as the Patron, the GLL Sports Foundation has already grown into one of the largest independent athlete support schemes in the UK. The strategy details how in partnership with SportsAid, the Foundation has targeted further growth in size and scope to support future sport stars in their quest for Olympic and Paralympic glory.