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

Find your sport passion! hit its fundraising target!1 week ago

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Raise the Phoenix hit its fundraising target!2 weeks ago

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Activity Trail for Dogs Jubilee Park N9
Activity Trail for Dogs Jubilee Park N9 joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

Jubilee Park is in Edmonton, North London one of the most deprived and diverse areas in London. It is a beautiful park that is dog friendly and kept, apart from the occasional vandalism, to a high standard; it is a haven for local residents. We are planning to build one element as a start of the project. This will be 2 steel hoops with high and low level jumps. The equipment will be made of steel and permanently installed within Jubilee Park. This will enrich the activities in the Park for dogs and their owners which will not only be fun for the dogs but promote a healthy lifestyle for the owners. The park has a unique not for profit Dog Training Club where puppies and dogs learn basic training, socialisation and park etiquette. The Dog Club had the support of the local Council, Councillors and local Metropolitan Police as well as the Friends. We now want to add to the facilities that we provide and build an activity trail.

A family hub for Barnet
A family hub for Barnet joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

<b>We are awaiting a lease on the building & need to apply for planning permission. In the unlikely event that this is not secured, no money will be taken from backers.</b> When I Grow up is an innovative, inspiring and creative hub for families and the community to come together to create a home-from-home environment and a support network. The play space will be made of natural materials such as dens and cubby holes made of wood, and rope and nets for climbing. The space is created for little ones and designed for grown ups. It will make it easy to spend time together and create networks with space for buggies, changing facilities, and a menu that makes healthy eating easy. The hub will offer creative classes, events and workshops such as bug hotel making, Pollock-inspired art classes, baby massage, gardening, parenting workshops, candlelit yoga, evening craft workshops, to name a few! Just £2 will go a long way to make this project a reality for Barnet!

Grab your goggles ... it's time to SWIM
Grab your goggles ... it's time to SWIM joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

My project is simple, get as many people with varying disabilities into swimming as possible. I will be actively seeking out those who want to participate in swimming as well as those who wish to spectate. There is an urgent demand from The Greenwich Borough residents for a programme such as the one I am proposing. I will be formulating strong working relationships with local councils, schools, swimming clubs and other organisations who work closely with individuals with physical and mental disabilities to provide a swimming tuition programme that is bespoke to the individual swimmers in my swim school. I will be raising additional funds for my project through cakes sales and raffles to support the purchase of equipment and swim teaching tops etc. My project will also encompass recruiting experienced and seasoned swimming teachers and coaches to deliver these lessons.

The Sands End Social Shack
The Sands End Social Shack joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

We will use a professional builder who will help design, and then build a customised log cabin that will accommodate 2 different age groups. The areas will have a dividing wall to enable the different age groups to have their own space. The areas will be comfortable and inviting, support individual and group use, contribute to a sense of belonging and facilitate socialising and creation. Over 200 young people will benefit from having a space they customise, and take part in activities such as drama workshops, art, music, as well as a hangout space for group discussions and socialising. The young people will be given the opportunity to design their own areas. Please help us build our Social Shack! Just £2 would go a long way!

Create a brand new school football pitch
Create a brand new school football pitch joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

Wanderers FC, London's oldest football club, and Virgo Fidelis School, South Norwood, are partnering to refurbish their playing fields. Currently unused for school sport, we are fundraising to complete the following tasks; - Levelling the surface so that is safe to use. If we don't do this, the field cannot be used for sports, - Mark out a full-sized pitch, - Install portable, full-sized goalposts and a full set of corner flags so that the pitch can be used for competitive matches, - Install ball-stop netting to avoid losing footballs and protect the hedgerows. Wanderers are hoping to attract commercial support from the local area, as well as contributing club funds, so we are offering sponsors pop-up advertising banners. Once complete, the school can restart their football teams, the club can hire the pitch from Virgo Fidelis, giving them much needed funds, and Wanderers will put on holiday training sessions for children, with our team of coaches volunteering their time.

Bridges to the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs
Bridges to the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs joined GLL Community Foundation3 weeks ago

The Dinosaurs are a unique set of sculptures in Crystal Palace Park. They are located on islands which the public can't usually get on to. The sculptures are Grade I listed heritage assets and are internationally important, as they were a pivotal event in the history of science. The Friends of the Crystal Palace Dinosaurs are frequently asked ‘Can we get onto the islands, get up close & find out more about the Dinosaurs?’ This is currently possible only a few times per year, when we pay to have an expensive and ugly temporary bridge erected. We need a new, permanent bridge. A physical bridge to the island will enable us to build imaginative bridges to the past. With a bridge we can deliver an exciting, interactive programme of events on ‘Dinosaur Island’ on a regular basis. We will run tours by experts in history, science, art and conservation. Volunteers will be able to get stuck in to projects around the sculptures. Gardeners and conservators can keep the site in shape.