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Last updated November 2015

News Archive 2011

An archive of news for the UK charity sector during 2011

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News in 2011

ACO's New Database

“It’s great seeing contactLINK able to make such a difference to an organisation that, in turn, works with so many others that are making a real difference … with real people” – Massimo, ITsorted.

Cheques reprieved

Following representations by ACO and ACO member Malcolm Williams of the Shipwrecked Fishermen and Mariners’ Royal Benevolent Society, it has been announced that cheques will continue for as long as customers need them and the target for possible closure of the cheque clearing in 2018 has been cancelled.

ACO changes name

The ACO is celebrating 65 years of supporting grant making Trusts and Foundations which give grants and welfare support to people in need. Founded in 1946 as the Association of Charity Officers, the ACO has changed its name to reflect changing times. It will now be known as the Association of Charitable Organisations.

New chief executive

The Association of Charity Officers (ACO) has appointed Dominic Fox as its chief executive.