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Welcome to the ACO

The Association of Charitable Organisations is the national umbrella body for charities that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. Founded in 1946 we are a powerful and growing network of over 100 members, all joined by the common goal of offering support to help people in need.

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What does the ACO do for its members?

We encourage best practice and collaboration within the charity sector and offer a variety of services for our members including:

  • Regular networking events attended by top sector speakers
  • Specialist meet-up group for small charities 
  • Knowledge sharing and benchmarking
  • Monthly member newsletter
  • Training events
  • PR and communications - including raising the profile of grant-making charities amongst the public and key referral agencies.
  • Lobbying and campaigning
  • Online resources, services and member forum

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Our Corporate & Associate Members

AO Business
Charles Stanley
Connect Assist
Eddie Green Graphic Design
EdenTree Investment Management Ltd
Griffiths & Armour
Hope & May
HSF Health Plan
James Hambro & Partners
Law Express
Moore Kingston Smith LLP
Newton Investment Management
Quilter Cheviot
Ruffer LLP
Russell-Cooke LLP
Smith & Williamson
The OT Practice
Wilsons Law LLP
Yoke & Co

Note ACO does not explicitly promote corporate members or favour particular providers