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Welcome to the ACO

The Association of Charitable Organisations (formerly Association of Charity Officers) was founded in 1946 and is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need.

The funds managed by ACO members are discretionary, and seek to complement and enhance welfare support provided by local and central government. Our members operate in the UK and across the globe. Over the last few years many funds have reviewed their operations, researching patterns of need and developing more strategic programmes of assistance.

ACO provides support to its members through:

  • Networking: building peer networks providing opportunities for members to share, and get advice and support;
  • Raising standards: promoting good practice, tackling problems together and offering solutions;
  • Lobbying and campaigning: giving our members a voice by responding to government consultations and raising awareness about the work of our member organisations;
  • Information; providing members with up to date information tailored to their specific interests through a monthly newsletter, policy briefings;
  • On line services: such as websites and member forums proving opportunities to seek and share advice and experience.
 

ACO Network Events in 2018

ACO Grant Making Forum South and Under Fives meetings

Tuesday 27th February 2018 - General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The next ACO Grant Making Forum South and Under Fives meeting takes place on Tuesday 27th February 2018 at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS from 11am-1pm (GMF) and 1.30-3.30pm (Under Fives). The topic of this Grant Making Forum is GDPR. This event may be busy so we are taking bookings, please email admin@aco.uk.net to save your place. Speakers will be confirmed nearer the time.


We are grateful to BDABF for supporting these events.

Save the Dates!

Grant Making Forum and Under Fives 2018

• 14th June

• 12th September

• 26th November


ACO Annual Conference 2018

The 2018 ACO Annual Conference 2018 will be held on Friday 27th April at One Great George Street, London SW1P 3AA



Our Corporate & Associate Members

Advising London
CaSE Insurance
CCLA
Chihumento
Connect Assist
Co-Op Electrical
Eddie Green Graphic Design
Fair for You
Handicare
HSF Health Plan
Icaris Sentinel
Investec Wealth & Investment
James Hambro & Partners
Kingston Smith LLP
Law Express
Newton Investment Management
Psigma Investment Management
Quilter Cheviot
Rathbones
Relate
Renovo
Ruffer LLP
Russell-Cooke LLP
Sayer Vincent
Smith & Williamson
The OT Practice
UBS AG
Whirlpool Corporation
Wilsons Law LLP

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