Printed Date: 16/10/2019

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-run Libraries rated ‘Excellent’ by users

October 11, 2019

New figures confirm that GLL-operated libraries are highly rated by the customers who use them.

Olympians open ‘Battle of the Boroughs’ sport competition for over-55s

September 26, 2019

20 teams from across London and beyond represented their boroughs to compete against 500 over 55-year-olds at the 2019 Better Club Games.

GLL invests in upgraded tennis courts at Islington Tennis Centre and Gym

September 18, 2019

Islington Tennis Centre and Gym has unveiled its improved indoor tennis facilities, after an £80,000 investment from GLL.

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…