Did you know Glasgow Life is a charity set up to benefit everyone in the city?
The reason we exist is to:
1. Improve people's mental and physical wellbeing through culture and sport.
2. Support the city’s visitor economy and enhance its reputation as a great place to live, work, learn, and visit.
3. Generate funds through culture and sport programmes. We then re-invest in the charitable activities which support our vision.
We inspire people to become engaged and active in a city globally renowned for culture and sport.
As a charity, we find innovative ways to make this happen across Glasgow’s diverse communities. Whether that's co-locating libraries, museums and sport centres in places like Pollok and Kelvin Hall, or hosting the first UCI World Cycling Championships in 2023.
Our cultural and sporting programmes promote inclusion, happiness and health. They also support the city’s visitor economy.
We provide experiences across Glasgow, many of which are free, and bring value and meaning to people's lives. Our work enhances mental, physical and economic wellbeing.
What makes Glasgow Life unique?
Our vision, reach and commitment to bring culture and sport to everyone.
Our charitable vision
We empower communities to build their confidence and skills. This helps people to volunteer, deliver activities and shape local services. We're committed to operating in a way which is responsive and looks to address inequality.
Our programmes, experiences and events are created for everyone in Glasgow. They also attract millions of visitors and present the city on an international stage.
Our commitment to the power of culture and sport
We work hard to support our city’s diverse communities to experience the life-changing benefits of taking part in culture and sport.
Our strategic priorities
We're committed to:
• Advancing culture and sport in the city.
• Improving the mental and physical wellbeing of local communities.
• Supporting the vibrant city economy.
• Re-investing income to achieve our mission.
What we do for Glasgow
We provide valuable experiences to people through arts and music. Our programmes and events improve the lives of people in the city.
Glasgow's museums offer world-class collections and are free to access. They also give people the chance to engage with the city's rich heritage.
Our libraries are safe spaces for people of all ages. They are free to enter and are places where people can learn, access support or simply sit and relax. Libraries are also important in helping the digitally excluded get online and access a range of resources.
Our community venues allow people a place to offer a range of services across Glasgow. They are also safe spaces that are open to everyone.
From Glasgow Club to Walking Football and our Learn to Swim programmes, we help people to experience the benefits of taking part in sport.
We deliver events and programmes which support Glasgow's economy and enhance its reputation as a great place to live, work, learn, and visit.