The funds managed by ACO members are discretionary, and seek to compliment 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
- Lobbying and campaigning: giving our members a voice by responding to
government consultations and raising awareness about the work of our member
- 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 Events in 2015 - ACO is holding two major events this year.
The ACO annual conference will take place on Friday 19th June at One Moorgate Place in the City of London. Our theme will be the world after the general election. We are grateful to our sponsors Rathbones and Charter Accountants Benevolent Association for supporting this event.
The ACO Autumn Summit will take place on Thursday 17th September at Queen Victoria Street, London EC4. We are grateful to Newton for supporting this event.
Grant Making Forum North GMF North and Under Fives meetings will be held on 26th March, 4th June, 1st October and 10th December. Venues and speakers to be confirmed. At present all meetings are planned to be held at Pharmacist Support, 5th Floor, 196 Deansgate, Manchester M3 3WF. However it is asked if anyone wishes to host a meeting they are more than welcome. We are grateful to Pharmacist Support for supporting these events.
Grant Making Forum South GMF South and Under Fives will be held on Thursday 5th Feb, Tuesday 14th April, Tuesday 13th Oct, and Thursday 3rd December. All meetings will take place at British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street, London W1G 8YS. We are grateful to BDA Benevolent Fund for supporting these events.