Area Partners


GLL is proud to work with our Local Authority and Public Sector partners listed below, it is their shared commitment to promoting sport and physical activity that enables the GLL Sport Foundation to support today’s and tomorrow’s athletes and wider communities.

Local Authority & Public Sector Partners:


  • Allerdale Borough Council
  • Basildon – Better Gym Basildon
  • Bath and North East Somerset Council
  • Birmingham: Mere Green – Better Gym Birmingham: Mere Green
  • Bournemouth – Better Gym Bournemouth
  • Bradford – Better Gym Bradford
  • Brentwood – Better Gym Brentwood
  • Cambridge City Council
  • Cannock Chase – Better Gym Cannock Chase
  • Carlisle City Council
  • Chiltern District Council
  • Copeland Borough Council
  • Cornwall Council
  • East Cambridgeshire District Council – The Hive
  • Eden District Council
  • Epsom & Ewell Borough Council
  • Gosling Sports Park
  • Guildford Borough Council – Ash Manor / Guildford Lido / Guildford Spectrum (Freedom Leisure)
  • Herefordshire Council (Halo Leisure)
  • Ipswich – Better Gym Ipswich
  • Lincoln – Better Gym Lincoln
  • Manchester City Council
  • Newcastle City Council
  • North Kesteven District Council
  • North Somerset Council – Churchill Sports Centre
  • Portsmouth – Better Gym Portsmouth
  • Preston City Council
  • Reading Borough Council – Rivermead Leisure Complex
  • Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
  • Rugby Borough Council
  • Sheffield – Better Gym Sheffield
  • South Bucks District Council
  • South Lakeland District Council
  • South Oxfordshire District Council
  • Swindon Borough Council
  • Taunton Deane Borough Council
  • Telford Tennis Centre
  • Vale of White Horse District Council
  • Walsall Wood – Better Gym Walsall Wood
  • West Oxfordshire District Council
  • Woking Borough Council (Freedom Leisure)
  • City of York Council
  • Welwyn Hatfield



  • Barking Sporthouse and Gym
  • Bexley – Better Gym Bexley
  • Bexleyheath – Better Gym Bexleyheath
  • London Borough of Barnet
  • London Borough of Camden
  • Colombo Centre – London Borough of Southwark
  • London Borough of Croydon
  • Crystal Palace National Sports Centre – Mayor of London
  • London Borough of Ealing
  • Better Gym East Village – Stratford
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich
  • London Borough of Hackney
  • London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham
  • Harrow – Better Gym Harrow
  • London Borough of Hillingdon
  • London Borough of Islington
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • London Borough of Lambeth
  • London Borough of Merton
  • Pinner – Better Gym Pinner
  • Copper Box Arena & London Aquatics Centre – Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Legacy Development Corporation
  • Romford – Better Gym Romford
  • Sidcup – Better Gym Sidcup
  • Sutton Sports Village
  • Teddington – Better Gym Teddington
  • London Borough of Tower Hamlets
  • London Borough of Waltham Forest
  • Wembley Leisure Centre – London Borough of Brent


Northern Ireland

  • Belfast City Council



  • Bridgend County Borough Council (Halo Leisure)
  • Cardiff City Council


In the following Local Authority partnerships, the GLL Sport Foundation works in partnership with the identified localised athlete support programme. Awards and award terms and conditions will be aligned to the partnership agreements:


  • Herefordshire Council – Halo Sport Foundation
  • Manchester City Council – Manchester Sport Foundation
  • Rugby Borough Council – Rugby’s Excellence in Sport Awards
  • West Oxfordshire District Council – West Oxfordshire Sports Awards



  • London Borough of Hackney – Hackney Youth Sport Fund
  • London Borough of Islington – Sport Islington
  • London Borough of Lambeth – Lambeth Gifted and Talented Programme
  • Royal Borough of Greenwich – Greenwich Starting Blocks


Northern Ireland

  • Belfast City Council – Belfast Sports Awards / Mary Peters Trust



  • Bridgend County Borough Council – Halo Sport Foundation


GLL and the GLL Sport Foundation work in partnership with the below leisure trusts, to operate the GLL Sport Foundation across their relevant partnerships:

Freedom Leisure
Halo Leisure

The GLL Sport Foundation works in partnership with National Governing Bodies of Sport and their talent pathways through the below National partnerships:

SportsAid – England
Mary Peters Trust – Northern Ireland
SportsAid – Wales


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