Our Membership

deafscotland's members are organisations from the Public, Private and Third/Voluntary sectors. Together we are the deaf sector in Scotland. We welcome new members to help us campaign for a better quality of life for deaf people of all ages in Scotland.

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You can find a list of our members by clicking here: Star Members and Diamond Members 

We do not publish our Circle members names due to Data Protection and GDPR.

Membership Form

deafscotland has two membership options for organisations to choose from.

For organisations, there is Star membership and Diamond membership. Individuals can become Associate members.

As a Star member, your values, views and expertise will shape the direction and priorities of the deaf sector.
Star members are organisations with the primary goal to support at least one pillar of deafness, by:

  • Staying up to date with new information and connections within the deaf sector
  • Being key advocates for people who experience deafness
  • Being our voice for positive change towards communication for all.



As a Diamond member, we will empower your organisation to support your employees and clients who identify with one pillar of deafness.
Diamond members are organisations in Scotland committed to reducing barriers for people who experience deafness, by:

  • Working with or for people who identify with at least one pillar of deafness;
  • Striving to be the best employer they can be;
  • Enabling their clients by making their organisation and services inclusive and easy to use



Associate members (Circle members) are  people who have a personal or professional interest in deafness.

What do Circle members get

  • Access to information about how to overcome the barriers that deafness can cause
  • Information from the deaf sector, Scottish Government and public bodies across Scotland
  • A chance to influence policy and legislation through their "lived experience"
  • A discount to attend our events - training days, seminars, webinars and conferences 

To join deafscotland, click here

We now have an organisational membership leaflet which can be downloaded here: Committed to Communication – deafscotland membership.

For information on the membership offer and how to join deafscotland in BSL, please click on the links below:

Becoming a member

Membership - Committed to Communication

The membership offer

Which membership is right for your organisation?

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What can deafscotland influence?

As a national co-ordinating body for the deaf sector in Scotland, we lobby the government at different levels on behalf of our members. This benefits you by enabling you to:

  • Contribute to or comment on future government policy or legislation affecting deaf people
  • Contribute to the Cross Party Group on Deafness and other relevant Cross Party Groups
  • Participate in advisory groups, developmental networks and strategic planning of information and services across Scotland.

Star membership

benefits of STAR membership

  • Access to deaf sector information
  • Contribute to lobbying
  • Attend our networking events and conferences
  • Use of the deafscotland member logo
  • Your logo appears on deafscotland’s website
  • Discounted networking events
  • Discounted training events
  • Discounted AGM tickets
  • Voting rights at the AGM
  • Attendance at National Council Meetings
  • Able to nominate to the Board
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Diamond membership 

benefits of DIAMOND membership 

  • Access to deaf sector information 
  • Contribute to lobbying 
  • Attend our networking events and conferences 
  • Use of the deafscotland member logo
  • Your logo appears on deafscotland’s website 
  • Discounted networking events (Group discounts only)
  • Discounted training events (Group discounts only)

The main differences between Star and Diamond membership is that Diamond Members cannot nominate anyone to the deafscotland Board, nor can they vote at National Council meetings or Annual General Meetings.


Circle membership 

benefits of CIRCLE membership

  • Access to information about how to break down the barriers that deafness causes and information from and by the deaf sector
  • Contribute to lobbying and briefings to the Scottish and UK Government on deaf issues
  • Attend our networking events and conferences 
  • Discounts to attend events, conferences and training days
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Membership Rates 2019/2020

Membership type Income band Annual Membership fee
STAR MemberOrganisation






Under £50,000 £100
£50,001-£250,000 £200
£250,001 - £500,000 £250
£500,001 - £1 Million £300
£1 Million + £400
DIAMOND Member £100  or £25/Quarter
CIRCLE Member 



£60   or  £15/Quarter