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News relating to the activities and work of our ACO charity members. Please contact us if you would like to add news about your organisation here.


  • retailHUB app - screen shots of the app on an iPhone
    Wellbeing at your fingertips

    The Retail Trust have finished building the first phase of a mobile app for their retailHUB service. The app is now live on both the Apple App store and the Google Play store.

  • Nurturing new plants - Man with young plant in soil, handing it to small childs hands
    Perennial's online budgeting tool

    As the cost of living continues to rise beyond that of economic recovery, Perennial, the UK horticulture industry's charity, has launched an online budgeting tool to help people understand their financial position and plan ahead.

  •  Force for Good garden - Sparsholt College's Lecturer Chris Bird and colleagues in front of the award winning garden
    Gold for Force for Good garden

    The RHS Chelsea Flower Show has awarded the Force for Good garden a Gold medal and Best Discovery Exhibit at this year’s show.

  • Kings College London - students at the university
    Hear4U Prize 2018

    The Worshipful Company of Security Professionals Charitable Trust Fund (Hear4U) has awarded one of their annual prizes to James Monroe for his essay submitted as part of his MA course at King's College London.

  • Outdoor adventures for disabled - disabled man and young boy look out to sea
    GroceryAid match funding scheme

    GroceryAid has partnered with Revitalise to provide match funding for grants from GroceryAid for respite breaks with Revitalise.

  • Big Shots raise £24,000 for industry charity - One of the competitors fires a flintlock rifle
    Big Shots raise £24,000

    Industry representatives from as far away as Italy turned out to support a clay pigeon shoot fundraiser, Big Shots, in June, which raised £24,000 for the Furniture Makers' Company charity.

  • FOTE afternoon tea - primary school pupil looks through magnifying glass
    FOTE afternoon tea

    Recently Friends of the Elderly care home residents and day care clients were excited to receive an invitation from the pupils at a Surrey Primary School to visit their class for afternoon tea and entertainment.

  • BBC Children in Need Emergency Essentials Programme - Graphics from the Family Fund website
    Emergency Essentials Programme

    Family Fund Business Services has been appointed to deliver BBC Children in Need's Emergency Essentials programme supporting children and young people living with severe poverty as well as additional pressures such as domestic violence, disability or poor health in the family.

  • Family Fund wins Charity Award - the awards dinner
    Family Fund wins Charity Award

    Family Fund took home the 'Grantmaking and Funding' award from The Charity Awards, for their work establishing Family Fund Business Services as a trading subsidiary.

  • Around the Houses - Banner graphics from the ABS website
    Around the Houses

    Around the Houses is a new cycling event set within the Campsie Fells north of Glasgow, in support of the Architects Benevolent Society and Shelter Scotland, taking place on Sunday 5th August 2018.

  • ABF The Soldiers' Charity 2018 photo competition - Paul Buchanan’s “Veterans in Scarlet” took the second prize
    Army life captured in photos

    ABF The Soldiers' Charity has announced the winners of its 2018 photo competition. The annual competition gains hundreds of entries each year, all capturing aspects of life in the Army.