Printed Date: 23/01/2022

Adding value for communities

GLL brings about social change and justice by working with communities. We make changes to help people enjoy local life - breaking down any barriers which may be preventing them from doing so.  Our Community Sports Officers act as a link between communities, our local government partners and other statutory bodies to help bring about change and make a real difference. Together, we want to achieve social and sporting inclusion.


We aim to:

  • Help people in the communities we serve become more active; developing strategies to get all ages in all parts of the community taking part in sport and physical activity
  • Be a successful business with a very real social and environmental awareness
  • Focus on building long term partnerships with other willing organisations and where we can 'add value' to community, sport and physical activity agendas
  • Be a significant player in the delivery of the 2012 Olympic/Paralympic legacy agenda
  • Promote the development of sporting opportunities for all young people, whilst assisting the development and coaching of young sporting talent.


Actively encouraging active lifestyles

Through the promotion, provision and delivery of quality sport and physical activity in all GLL’s partnerships, we want to empower the local community to improve their health, well being and quality of life. We encourage people to lead active lifestyles.

We welcome all customers to our leisure centres and libraries and aim for our activities to be inclusive and DDA compliant. We also offer an inclusive nationwide membership which gives disabled users access to gym, swim and fitness classes.

We’ve grown from strength to strength by working in partnership with local authorities, public agencies, sporting organisations and local communities.  With 270 leisure centres, 13,000 staff and more than 58 million visits a year, GLL really makes a difference to a daily quality of life.