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22 May 2019

Social enterprise GLL awarded 129 gifted young athletes from Belfast with sporting bursaries, at an awards gala in Belfast City Hall on Tuesday 21 May.


GLL runs 14 Belfast City Council leisure centres (Better Belfast) and is distributing financial grants and Better training memberships worth almost £80,000 amongst some of Northern Ireland’s most talented young sport stars.


Many of these stars receive no other sports funding and rely on the bursaries to help them compete at national and international levels.


Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 - Nominations NOW OPEN
13 May 2019

It’s that time of the year again as we launch our Annual Social Enterprise NI Awards 2019 to be held on Friday 11th October at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Belfast. 

This year see’s us move to a new venue inline with the growth of our Awards which will see 450 + guests from across the social enterprise, private and public sectors come together to showcase all that is good with Social Enterprise here in Northern Ireland.

Managers appointed to new High Rise adventure centre
8 May 2019

Lisburn-based Social Enterprise, Employers For Childcare has appointed a Centre Manager – Sarah Clarke – and an Assistant Centre Manager – Ella Lindsay – to be responsible for the day-to-day operations of its exciting new adventure centre High Rise at Altona Road, Lisburn. High Rise will incorporate a Clip ‘n Climb indoor climbing experience, soft play area, sensory rooms and a number of spaces for parties and corporate hire.


Belfast leisure centres shortlisted in ukactive awards
18 April 2019

Two leisure centres in Belfast have been shortlisted in the 2019 ukactive awards for Regional Centre of the Year (Wales and Northern Ireland).

GLL’s Better Gym Belfast and Olympia Leisure Centre are now through to the finals which will take place in Manchester Central on 6 June.

GLL also has the highest number of finalists, with 14 shortlisted for the awards which showcase the best in the UK’s leisure industry across the public, private and third sectors.

GLL Annouces 75 New Jobs in Belfast
9 April 2019



The creation of 75 new permanent jobs has been announced by GLL, the social enterprise responsible for the operation of leisure facilities in Belfast.


GLL manages 14 leisure centres in partnership with Belfast City Council under the ‘Better’ brand.


It is creating the new jobs as part of Council’s ongoing £105m transformation of leisure services in the city.