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Member News

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.


  • Film - Film
    Film and TV Charity launch mental health community

    The charity has launched a free online mental health platform, delivered by Big White Wall, for anyone that works behind the scenes in the film or TV industry.

  • ICE Take 10 - ICE Take 10
    ICE Ben Fund’s Take10 Campaign

    ICE Ben Fund has rolled out a new marketing campaign designed to reach not just members and former members of ICE, but also their family.and dependents.

  • Older person - Older person
    Independent Age launches £2m fund for smaller charities

    There will be four rounds for distribution of the fund, designed for small charities that are working with older people who might be overlooked during the pandemic

  • Lionheart - Lioheart
    LionHeart run week of daily wellbeing webinars

    To mark Mental Health Awareness Week, from May 18th to May 24th, LionHeart ran daily free webinars for RICS professionals and their partners.

    MND Association’s #GetMNDonTheList campaign

    The charity is calling on the government to include those living with MND in their group of 'extremely vulnerable' people to shield from COVID-19.

  • Veteran - Veteran
    Officers’ Association reveal research on understanding service leavers 50+

    New research published by the Officers' Association has found that despite the skills and experiences ex-services personnel offer, over a third of 50+ Service leavers reported experiencing ageism, anti-military bias or both, when looking for civilian work and 1 in 5 are working in non-permanent positions such as casual employment, some because they are unable to find sustainable long-term employment.

  • Act Now campaign - Act Now campaign
    Pharmacist Support launch ACTNow campaign

    In response to pressures brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic and in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Week, Pharmacist Support has launched a new campaign to raise awareness of the importance of wellbeing and encourage positive action.

  • The Journalists Charity - Helping journalists since 1864
    Queen highlights Journalists’ Charity appeal

    Her Majesty the Queen has added her support to the Journalists’ Charity’s drive to recognise the role of journalism during the Covid-19 crisis, with a series of messages posted on the Royal Family’s Twitter account.

  • RAF VE Day - RAF VE Day
    RAF Benevolent Fund deliver VE Day party packages

    With the country in lockdown and the public participation element of VE Day 75 commemorations cancelled, the RAF Benevolent Fund took the party to veterans living in West Sussex.

  • Royal Society of Musicians Logo - Royal Society of Musicians Logo
    RSM establish support network

    The Royal Society of Musicians (RSM) has set up a coronavirus support network, run by RSM volunteers.

  • Smallwood Trust logo - Smallwood Trust logo
    Smallwood Trust Wins Charity Governance Award

    Along with fellow nominees Bedfordshire and Luton Community Foundation and Citizens Advice Enfield, the Managing Turnaround category acknowledges a board that has directly contributed to the positive change in a charity’s future based on a clear strategy and sustainable plan.