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Last updated March 2020

About Us

The Association of Charitable Organisations (AC0) is the national umbrella body for charities that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. Founded in 1946 we are a powerful and growing network of over 100 members, all joined by the common goal of offering support to help people in need.


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What we do

ACO is the umbrella body for charitable organisations helping people in need. We are a powerful network of over a hundred organisations. ACO provides support and encourages best practice and collaboration in the charity sector by providing a wide range of services outlined below.

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Our Staff

Meet your friendly team at ACO


The ACO is a registered charity and is managed by a board of trustees comprising of ACO members and professional managers.

Covid-19 Resources

The situation with COVID-19 and the Coronavirus is one of ongoing concern for our members, both when assisting beneficiaries and internally with the operation of their charities. We have consulted members on how they plan to tackle the situation, and have put together a list of useful resources.

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Would you like to help find money for your clients that they don’t need to pay back? Our charity members are here to make your jobs easier. Your clients only need to be a current or former employee of a certain occupation, part of a membership body, group, or have a family member that is, to be eligible for support from our charity members.

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Data and website policy

We like to be transparent about the collection, storage and use of personal data gathered on our website. We have set out the purpose of data collection on this site, the types of information collected and the scope and limitation of how that information is used.

Contact us

Please get in touch with us using the contact information at the bottom of the page, Alternatively, use the contact form provided here to send a message via the website. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot help individuals in need, if you are seeking assistance please call Turn2Us on 0808 802 2000

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