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ACO Covid-19 Response

An update from ACO as to future events and how we are planning to work going forwards in the current climate.

With the recent announcements from the government on Coronavirus, we wanted to update ACO members on the situation with our operations and upcoming events.

Firstly, we have unfortunately made the decision to postpone our Annual Conference planned for 15 May. This has been re-scheduled for Friday 9 October, when we hope the situation will have calmed down. Apologies for any inconveniences caused by this, but we believe this is the most sensible course of action at this time.

Our next ACO events are our AGM and Grant Making Forum planned for June. These are currently planned to go ahead as scheduled, but we will be monitoring the situation and should we need to change this we will obviously keep you updated.

Lastly, the ACO team is planning to work remotely for the foreseeable future, but we want to reassure our members that we will still have full access to our normal work phone lines (020 7255 4480)  and emails (, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with any queries in the usual way as it is business as normal. 

In the meantime, we want to wish everyone the best at this difficult time and hope that everyone at your charities keeps well. And if anyone during this time would like a catch-up or just a chat to get any concerns off your chest at any point over the next few months or weeks, please let us know as we would be happy to chat on the phone or set up a video call.