Issue 328 – Welcome to May’s Charity News Review
As individuals and families continue to feel the impact of the cost of living squeeze, charities will be looking to reach and support as many people as possible who may be struggling to afford essentials.
We had a fantastic turn out of members at our event last month ‘Supporting Individuals Through the Cost of Living Crunch’, featuring presentations from Turn2us, The Resolution Foundation, and an hour-long session on financial wellbeing by The Money Charity – which shows clearly how this issue resonates across the ACO membership.
This week we are hosting a webinar on Tackling Appliance Poverty, where Ali Russell (Chief Executive of the National Benevolent Charity) and Michelle Benson (Founder of Culture of Philanthropy) will be presenting on how ACO members could tackle appliance poverty together as a collective group. If you are interested in finding out more and contributing to the discussion, we hope you can join us.
ACO has also begun contacting organisations/referral agencies working closely with members of the public as part of our outreach campaign to remind these organisations that benevolent funds could offer support to their clients if they are in financial need during the cost of living crisis. We hope this is useful in prompting organisations to remember benevolent charities are here to help during this difficult time.
Additionally, we are seeking new Trustees and a Treasurer to help navigate ACO as it continues to support benevolent and grant-making organisations throughout the charity sector. Visit our Jobs Board to find out more.