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ACO News

News and announcements from the Association of Charitable Organisations, including organised events, meetings and our work on your behalf.


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    ACO Annual Conference October 2020

    We are pleased to announce that this year’s ACO Annual Conference will be running in a virtual format through three half-day morning sessions: Monday 5 October – Wednesday 7 October.

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    ACO: Supporting Grant Giving Charities in 2020

    A short guide to how ACO has provided support during 2020 to grant-making charities and benevolent funds.

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    Press Release: Charities saw requests for support more than double during lockdown

    Grant-giving charities have seen applications for financial and non-financial support increase significantly since lockdown began.

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    Here to Help

    As we sadly anticipate more redundancies and people in need of financial support as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and the government's Job Retention Scheme ending, the Here to Help campaign seeks to raise awareness of the grant-giving charities that can provide assistance to those that need support.

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    Upcoming Autumn Events

    Across September and October ACO will be running our first virtual Annual Conference, our next Grant Making Forum and Under Fives meeting and a webinar on returning to the workplace safely.

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    Ask ACO: Returning to the workplace and working with Trustees

    We asked our members how they had dealt with considerations on whether to return to the office, and measures put in place to enable return, and how to work with Trustees to change their mindset on an issue of importance. Here are some responses from our member charities.

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    Welcome to Hope & May

    We welcome data protection specialists Hope & May as ACO's newest corporate partners.

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    ACO launches Here to Help campaign

    The campaign seeks to raise awareness of benevolent funds amongst key referrers and members of the general public as a source of help during the coronavirus pandemic and afterwards.