Got a question about this year's AGM?

You should find the answer here!

Paul Merson with NAViGO staff members

Can I attend the AGM in person?

Yes, of course! If you're a staff or community member, you're welcome to join us at Grimsby Auditorium on Thursday 28 September, 2023.

We're also welcoming partner agencies from across North East Lincolnshire.

The day starts at 9AM and runs through until around 4PM.

Don't worry if you can't stay for a whole day - you're welcome to drop in and out as time allows!


I can’t make it to the Grimsby Auditorium. Can I watch online?

If you already have plans or you can't make it to the venue, we're once again streaming the entire day's seminars and panels. You'll be able to watch along on our YouTube channel or via the NAViGO website.

Details and links will follow in mid-September.


What are we voting on?

You will be asked to vote on just one matter this year — the Project of the Year.

The Project of the Year sees staff and community members propose their own ideas and initiatives to benefit service users, staff and the local community. The projects are whittled down to a shortlist, before members learn about and vote for their favourite option at the AGM. We then fund the winning initiative for one year.

See a list of the shortlisted projects, details about what they involve and who they will benefit.


Who can vote on the Project of the Year?

Everyone who has signed up to our membership can vote on matters at the AGM. That includes both community and staff members.

Not a member yet? You can sign up online.


How do we vote?

This year, there will be no electronic voting. Instead, there will be in-person voting.

Members will receive a small orange chip after registering at the front desk at Grimsby Auditorium. Inside the main hall there will be a 'voting station' — a series of tubes, with each one corresponding to a project proposal. Members will be able to vote by inserting their chip into the relevant tube.


I’m unable to vote on the day. How can I vote?

If you're unable to vote on the day for any reason, you can complete an advance voting form. This will allow you to register your vote for your preferred initiative.

If you would like to request a proxy form or an advance voting form, please email us or use the contact us form. All forms must be submitted to the Corporate Affairs team at NAViGO House, 3-7 Brighowgate, Grimsby, DN32 0QE by 5pm on Tuesday 26 September 2023.


How will I find out the results of the vote?

After voting has closed, there will be a 'big reveal' during the afternoon session at the AGM.

If you're not at the venue, and not watching the live stream, don't worry. We'll communicate the results on our social media channels.


I’ve been nominated for an award. When will I find out if I’ve won?

The winners of the AGM Awards will also be revealed on the day.

This will take place in the afternoon, immediately after the voting results are announced.

Service areas within NAViGO are also encouraged to create their own display boards in the marketplace area at the Grimsby Auditorium, with membership representatives voting for the best display. The winners of this competition will also receive an award.


How else can I get involved?

Whether you’re at the auditorium or watching the stream, share your snaps and videos with us!

Email us or share on social media and tag @NAViGOCARE!


Will there be photos and videos taken on the day?

Please note that by attending the NAViGO AGM you are participating in an event where photography, video and audio recording and live streaming will occur. 

By participating in the AGM, you agree to video recording, audio recording and/or photography and its/their release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used for promotional purposes, advertising, news and marketing and for any other purposes on social media, websites and in print by NAViGO CIC, any of its subsidiaries and the Gardiner Hill Foundation. 

The NAViGO AGM is being streamed live and is available to watch online via the NAViGO website at  or via our YouTube channel.

The video and audio recordings will be stored securely on local data centres held within the United Kingdom and held in accordance with The Records Management Code of Practice for Health and Social Care 2021 and NAViGO local policies and procedures. 

If you do NOT wish to be photographed or video recorded or have concerns in relation to another person(s) being photographed or video recorded, please let the organisers know on arrival at the event. Should you have any queries about this please contact


Can I see the minutes from last year’s AGM?

The minutes from the 2022 Annual General Meeting are available to view in PDF form here. If you require these in a different format, please contact us.


Where can I find more information about NAViGO and what it does?

Are you new here? Hello, nice to meet you! All of this must be quite overwhelming!

Feel free to take a look around our website. It's been created in conjunction with service users and staff. Have a peek at who we arewhat we do and what we've been up to!


I have a question about the day that hasn't been covered here. Who can I contact?

We've tried to cover the most frequently asked questions about our AGM, but we know you may have some more that we haven't thought of!

You can get in touch with us and we'll do our best to answer your queries!