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The Association of Charitable Organisations (formerly Association of Charity
Officers) was founded in 1946 and is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and
Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need.
The funds managed by ACO members are discretionary, and seek to compliment and
enhance welfare support provided by local and central government. Our members operate
in the UK and across the globe. Over the last few years many funds have reviewed
their operations, researching patterns of need and developing more strategic
programmes of assistance.
ACO provides support to its members through:
Monday 27th February
Thursday 29th June
Monday 11th September
Thursday 30th November
The next ACO Grant Making Forum South and Under Fives meeting takes place on Monday 27th February at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS from 11am–1pm (GMF) and 1.30-3.30pm (Under Fives).
Speakers from the National Autistic Society and Family Fund. Entrance is free to ACO charity members.
All meetings at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS from 11am–1pm.
All GMF meetings are followed at 1.30–3.30pm by the ever popular Under-fives meeting for solo workers and members of small teams.
The annual conference will be held on Monday May 15th 2017 at One Great George Street, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA.
Latest News November 2015
ACO's submission to Work and Pensions Committee Local Welfare Safety Net Inquiry, with suggested recommendations on minimum standards
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Founded in 1946
Registered Charity No. 1118605
Company No. 6113479
2nd Floor, Acorn House
314 – 320, Grays Inn Road
London WC1X 8DP
Telephone: 020 7255 4480
Fax: 020 7255 4496