Deaf Rainbow UK Annual General Meeting 2022 Report

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We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all who attended the Deaf Rainbow UK AGM in November 2022. Your participation and support are greatly appreciated. We hope you found the AGM informative and helpful.

For those who were unable to attend, you can watch the video above or download the AGM presentation PDF below here.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we look forward to seeing you at future events. If you have any further questions or want more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us at

We also have provided brief summaries of the reports below for those who would like a quick overview.

Chairperson’s Report

The Chairperson’s report discussed updates on the charity, including changes in leadership and trustee positions. The trustees hold monthly meetings to discuss and plan for Deaf Rainbow UK’s future, including:

  • Workshops
  • Events
  • Partnerships
  • Finance
  • Recruiting volunteers

The Chairperson has focused on supporting the trustees and developing new policies and procedures to protect them, including a code of conduct, supervision for the trustees, sub-committee groups, and standard application forms for future trustees and volunteers.

The trustees also attended and initiated various events throughout the year, including:

  • BSL Rally
  • Deaf Day
  • Away Day
  • Deafab

The Deafab event included workshops and social gatherings for the Deaf LGBTIQA+ community.

Secretary’s Report

The Secretary’s report discusses the recent changes and updates in the administration of Deaf Rainbow UK, including managing emails, developing policies, creating new application packs, setting up committee meetings, and arranging appointments. Materials such as leaflets and posters have been developed to be given out at events.

The Secretary also explained the charity’s mission of Informing, Representing and Supporting the Deaf LGBTIQA+ community through different means, such as:

  • Workshops
  • Events
  • Website
  • Social Media

The Secretary also discussed plans for the future, such as taking over Deafab, reinstating Deaf Sisters, developing workshops, and participating in Prides across the UK. More information on these plans will be announced in the future.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s report discussed the financials of Deaf Rainbow UK for the 2022/2023 financial year. It was noted that the income and expenses for this year were less than the previous year, due to the focus on the charity’s infrastructure and minimal-cost activities. The expenses were largely for:

  • Making videos accessible
  • Purchasing materials
  • Travel expenses
  • Administrative duties

The income was largely through donations, regular standing orders and one-off payments from individuals or organisations, and grants or sponsorship payments for projects. The treasurer also highlighted that the charity relies on donations or grants to cover expenses and invited people to help by making a donation, offering sponsorship, or arranging a fundraising event.