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Welcome to the ACO

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:

  • Networking: building peer networks providing opportunities for members to share, and get advice and support;
  • Raising standards: promoting good practice, tackling problems together and offering solutions;
  • Lobbying and campaigning: giving our members a voice by responding to government consultations and raising awareness about the work of our member organisations;
  • Information; providing members with up to date information tailored to their specific interests through a monthly newsletter, policy briefings;
  • On line services: such as websites and member forums proving opportunities to seek and share advice and experience.
 

ACO Network Events in 2017


ACO Grant Making Forum South and Under Fives meetings


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 Advising London. 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.


We are grateful to BDABF for supporting these events

 

ACO Annual Conference 2017

The annual conference will be held on Monday May 15th 2017 at One Great George Street, 1 Great George Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3AA.



Our Corporate & Associate Members

Advising London
CaSE Insurance
CCLA
Chihumento
Connect Assist
Co-Op Electrical
Eddie Green Graphic Design
Fair for You
Handicare
HSF Health Plan
Investec Wealth & Investment
James Hambro & Partners
Kingston Smith LLP
Kura
Law Express
Newable Consulting Ltd
Newton Investment Management
Psigma Investment Management
Quilter Cheviot
Rathbones
Relate
Renovo
Ruffer LLP
Russell-Cooke LLP
Sayer Vincent
The National Autistic Society
The OT Practice
UBS AG
Wilsons Law LLP