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ACO Changing for good report - Sample pages from the ACO publication 'Changing for good'
Last updated August 2021


ACO research has shown how much ACO member organisations are changing. They have reviewed their resources and developed exciting new strategies and programmes of giving that put them at the cutting edge of good practice in grant making and support services to needy people.

Research Report on MIS & ACO members (November 2017)

Full Report on the results of an online survey and follow-up interviews researching ACO member charities' use of the Minimum Income Standard to help them assess the financial needs of individuals and households - Prof. Donald Hirsch, Centre for Research & Social Policy, Loughborough University, November 2017. 

Read the report - MIS Research Report - Nov 2017

Changing for Good

This research report provides an insight into the depth and breadth of the work carried out by Funds and demonstrates the significant contribution by ACO members to the fabric of society. It helps identify and better understand the challenges and opportunities faced by Funds, raise awareness of the invaluable contribution they make to individuals in need and provide Funds with relevant and directed support, advice and guidance.

Read the report  - Survey Report 2013

Grant-Giving Charities Research

ACO in collaboration with Turn2us led a research project to shed light into the vital work of the UK's grant-giving charity sector, providing greater understanding of how the sector operates and an evidence base for measuring improvements in grant-giving. The research was used by ACO to inform how we deliver our services, future developments and how we can better support the sector by addressing some of the challenges and opportunities identified.

Read the report - Benchmarking Report 2014