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Last updated January 2018


The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need.

Inside ACO


A round-up of news and events relevant to ACO members and the charity sector. Become a registered member of the site to receive regular news updates via email - see User registration to sign up.

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Our Trustees

The ACO is a registered charity and is managed by a board of trustees comprising of ACO members and professional managers. Read more out about our current board of trustees.

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Read our latest publications relating to the benevolent charity sector and the work of our members

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Job Vacancies

The ACO lists vacancies in member organisations together with brief details.

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Advertising opportunities with ACO

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Get help

See page for details

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Contact us

Please get in touch with us using the contact information at the bottom of the page, Alternatively, use the contact form provided here to send a message via the website.

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The ACO represents members interests relating to current matters including government planning and policy. Our considered position on such matters is available here.

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Data and website policy

We like to be transparent about the collection, storage and use of personal data gathered on our website. We have set out the purpose of data collection on this site, the types of information collected and the scope and limitation of how that information is used.

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