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Last updated January 2020

Member News

News relating to the activities and work of our ACO charity members. Please contact us if you would like to add news about your organisation here.


  • Turn2us Living Without - Turn2us Living Without
    Turn2us launch Living Without Report

    New research from national poverty charity Turn2us reveals over two million households (4.8 million people) are living without essential household appliances such as fridges, freezers, cookers and washing machines. The results of the charity’s research into appliance poverty was launched on 15 January.

  • Masonic Charitable Foundation Logo - Masonic Charitable Foundation Logo
    Applications to Masonic Charitable Foundation almost double

    Applications from charities across England and Wales to the Freemasons’ national grant-giving charity have nearly doubled over the last year, according to its latest Impact Report.

  • BBC Radio 4  - BBC Radio 4
    Buttle UK Radio 4 Appeal

    Buttle UK were a part of this year’s BBC Radio 4 Charity Appeal to raise funds for children in poverty and crisis.

  • Foothold banner - Foothold banner
    Foothold launch new website

    The engineering charity (formally IET Connect) launches a new website offering specialist support

  • Hospitality Action Logo - Hospitality Action Logo
    Hospitality Action launch mental health campaign

    Ten of hospitality’s brightest HR sparks gathered to plot out an awareness campaign aiming to dispel the stigma attached to mental health around the industry and equip operators with the knowledge, resources and tools they need to safeguard against situations that could result in a mental health crisis.

  • Charity for Civil Servants  - Charity for Civil Servants
    #IChoose Campaign

    The Charity for Civil Servants has launched a campaign calling for people to swap their everyday non-essential purchases for a donation to the charity.

  • Older person - Older person
    Independent Age highlights millions in Pension Credit going unclaimed

    The reasons why £332 million of Pension Credit is not reaching people entitled to it in Scotland will be put under the microscope, as a Scottish parliamentary inquiry into the up-take of benefits continues.

  • Clergy Support Trust Logo - Clergy Support Trust Logo
    Jeremy Moodey steps down as Chief Executive

    The Chief Executive of Clergy Support Trust has stepped down to become a vicar himself.

  • MS Society 13 Research Projects  - MS Society 13 Research Projects
    MS Society fund 13 new research projects

    Virtual reality, wearable robots and magnetic brain stimulation. Technology is at the forefront of 13 new research projects MS Society have announced.

  • QNI - QNI
    New film to inspire more District Nurses from QNI

    A new film from The Queen’s Nursing Institute is aimed at encouraging more people to consider a career in community nursing has been launched to an overwhelming response by health professionals.

  • Furniture Makers One Step at a Time - Furniture Makers One Step at a Time
    One Step at a Time

    The Furniture Makers’ Company has launched a new campaign ‘One Step at a Time’ reminding individuals and businesses that for more than a century The Furniture Makers’ Company has cared for the people who work or have worked in the industry.

  • Pharmacist Support Logo - Pharmacist Support Logo
    Pharmacist Support partners on mental health research

    Joint research from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) and Pharmacist Support has revealed the shocking impact of workplace pressures on the mental health and wellbeing of pharmacists.

  • Racing Welfare Logo-resized - Racing Welfare Logo-resized
    Racing Welfare film accepted for film festival

    Racing Welfare’s flagship film to mark this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 was accepted into the Equus Film and Art Festival.

  • Retail Trust Wellbeing at work forum - Retail Trust Wellbeing at work forum
    RetailTRUST holds first wellbeing at work forum

    Over 100 HR and wellbeing specialists joined the charity at the Science and Industry Museum in Manchester at the end of November for their very first one-day Wellbeing at Work Forum.

  • Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund - Graphics and logo from the website
    The Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund 60th anniversary

    As part of the celebrations, the Fund has donated £5,000 each to Foodbanks in Cumbria & Warrington supporting their ‘Holiday Lunch Packs 4 Kids’ schemes.

  • Soldiers Charity and RBL New Homes  - Soldiers Charity and RBL New Homes
    The Soldiers’ Charity and Royal British Legion help build new homes

    ABF The Soldiers’ Charity helped fund the building of a new community centre in Royal British Legion Industries’ (RBLI) Centenary Village in Kent. This village will provide essential housing, accessible facilities and holistic welfare and employment support for veterans of all ages and their families.