Open Collective
Open Collective
What we've been up to in October!
Published on November 1, 2021 by Keira Evans

Hi all! It’s been a little while since we’ve updated you! We were super busy last month and I completely forgot to update y’all! 

In October we received £1,604 in donations!  We’ve used £1,634 to help support the community this month! We had a big event account for more expenses than usual (More on that later!) but we had funding to cover this! We currently have quite a bit in savings from both grants and donations, so we’re working on making sure we’re distributing those funds to the community! 

Our meetups have been going great and we usually have one every two weeks! It’s been lovely meeting so many people within the community and we’re always blown away by the turnout! 

We wanted to give a special shout out to the Trans Tech Tent, who have been doing amazing work in the community fixing broken tech! If you are trans they will do their best to repair your tech and only charge cost of parts! They recently helped one of our founders after their phone broke and they’re a great resource! 

Finally, we’ve had our Big Lunch event! We hosted artists, services that help trans folks, and an open mic! The turnout was amazing, and we raised over £170 in our raffle at the event! Food was distributed amongst trans folks, Aubergine came to sell their amazing vegan food, and it was amazing to see so many trans folks basking in queer joy! We couldn’t have held this event without the amazing work by one of our volunteers, Sammy!  We are also so thankful for the funding from NSUN that allowed us to host it! 

We have some more events coming up this month, so keep an eye on our Facebook group! 

That’s all for this month! As always we’re thankful for all our supporters and so happy to be able to help other trans folks out!