About GLL Community Foundation

About GLL Community Foundation


Created by GLL

Contact us CommunityFoundation@gll.org

The GLL Community Foundation is here to support projects which encourage local people to be active, learn and play together– it could be organising a sporty tournament, improving a community library or creating a new sports league. Upload your project idea now for the chance to get a pledge of up to £5k. GLL is charitable social enterprise that manages leisure centres, libraries and other community services. We aim to help everyone in our local communities to be able to enjoy educational, sport and play activities. We want all members of the community to benefit from projects that improve health and wellbeing. As the UK’s leading leisure charitable social enterprise a lot of the work GLL do is about making communities better for everyone. We truly believe that together we change lives for the better, and are committed to demonstrating this on a larger scale than ever before.

Our Journey

Mountain High Valley Low
Mountain High Valley Low joined GLL Community Foundation1 week ago

Wishbone presents "Mountain High Valley Low" - ten free performances of an original theatre show created especially for Finsbury Leisure Centre. We'll tell the story of Josie, a woman who’s looking for love but has a secret to hide. Josie is affected by bipolar disorder. Her answer is to take up long-distance cycling and dating. Things may not go totally to plan… With an original soundtrack and visual projections mixed live, you can ride along with Josie from Islington into the countryside through the shifting seasons and the emotional landscape of her mind. To develop the show, Wishbone will put together professional artists and a group of Islington residents who live successfully with the serious challenge of bipolar. Together, we'll collaborate to create a true-to-life, immersive experience for the audience. There'll also be opportunities for Islington residents to benefit from free led cycle rides and free creative workshops, co-designed with our local wellbeing heroes.

Kinetic Konnect
Kinetic Konnect joined GLL Community Foundation1 week ago

We at Kinetic Kontrol want to run a charity event centred on a brand new local exercise park. The charity we are working with is called One World One Heart. It is run by a young man that regularly uses the facilities at Waddon, and we find what he is doing inspiring because of many socio-economic factors. We are a forgotten demographic, and not expected to do much let alone make change because of what we look like or where we come from. We feel as though young people at risk in our community will take to our examples a lot more than any other means because we are more relate-able to their situation. We want to involve as many people in the community and as many businesses in the community to build bridges and burn stereotypes. We want to have exercise classes, fitness competitions, childrens games e.g bounce house, face painting, food and small stalls run by local businesses.

Community Gym & Bike Workshop
Community Gym & Bike Workshop joined GLL Community Foundation1 week ago

This project proposes to buy land in the first phase of our overall project. In the second phase we will develop a small scale community gym and bike repair workshop on a currently unkempt brownfield site in Lord Street. We have successfully gained funding from the Urban Village fund for this. The land purchase was not included in this overall funding and the local group would like the community to help support this purchase. As little as £2 could go a long way in securing this land for the project. Thank you! This project will provide a shared space and help to develop community facilities that can be used to bring a diverse range of community organisations and individuals together through an innovative health & wellbeing and personal skills development programme of activities.

Om:Pop Mindful Pop-Up For Families started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Community Gym & Bike Workshop hit its fundraising target!2 weeks ago

Brilliant news, thanks everyone!

Kinetic Konnect started fundraising!2 weeks ago
Mountain High Valley Low started fundraising!3 weeks ago
St Andrews Gardens a Space for Everyone
St Andrews Gardens a Space for Everyone joined GLL Community Foundation1 month ago

Transform and rejuvenate St Andrew's Church gardens into a tranquil green space at the very heart of Rugby town. The gardens are already central to many town festivals and celebrations, for example, the annual Food and Drink Festival but are overgrown, a little tired and can suffer with anti-social behaviour. We pledge to: 1.Reduce and replenish current planting: making more space for community events; a flagship bee friendly garden, whilst improving sight lines, with the aim of reducing anti social behaviour in the centre of town. 2. Co-curate the space with users, installing a water fountain, charging points and a story telling chair. 3. Protect the current memorial garden by developing a community-driven arts commission, with new seating, offering a safe refuge for reflection. By pledging a minimum of £150 you can have a loved one's name included and remembered in the memorial - for more details and to confirm your pledge please contact events@rugbychurch.org.uk.