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Last updated November 2015


A round-up of news and events relevant to ACO members and the charity sector. Become a registered member of the site to receive regular news updates via email - see User registration to sign up.


February 2017

ACO is recruiting Trustees

We are looking to increase our current team of Trustees to support the continuous development of ACO. We are currently developing a new strategic plan to transform the services we offer our members.

Trustees - A boardroom table with meeting notes
November 2015

Latest News November 2015

ACO's submission to Work and Pensions Committee Local Welfare Safety Net Inquiry, with suggested recommendations on minimum standards

ACO Banner - ACO Icon on dark coloured background
August 2015

ACO Autumn Summit 2015

Five years of austerity and the pace of economic and social change have challenged Trusts and Foundations to examine their ways of working. This conference, with its range of speakers, aimed to help delegates to engage in reflective and independent thinking.

ACO Autumn Summit 2015 - ACO Autumn Summit 2015
December 2014

Benchmarking report published

ACO in Partnership with Turn2us have published a revealing report about charitable practice . The report will enable charities to review their performance against similar funds in the sector and be an invaluable tool for impact measurement and future planning.

Benchmarking Report 2014 - Scene showing graphs and charts printed out and on screen
September 2014

Legal advice line launched

An exclusive offer to ACO members provided by Russell-Cooke LLP

ACO Members Legal Helpline - showing illustration of lifebuoy and Russell Cooke Solicitors logo
August 2014

ACO launch 'Benepedia'

We have launched a new resource exclusively for ACO members, aimed at pooling information on policy, good practice and legislation affecting the charity sector

ACO Launch Benepedia - An unusual shaped bookshelf filled with books
July 2014

News Archive 2014

An archive of news for the UK charity sector during 2014

Charity Campaigning - Volunteer with collection tin
December 2013

News Archive 2013

An archive of news for the UK charity sector during 2013

ACO appoints Alison Taylor as trustee - Alison Taylor, director of Turn2Us
December 2012

News Archive 2012

An archive of news for the UK charity sector during 2012

ACO and ACF Merger - 3D illustration showing two groups building a jigsaw causeway
December 2011

News Archive 2011

An archive of news for the UK charity sector during 2011

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