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Last updated July 2019

About Us

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.


One Day Changes Lives

One Day Changes Lives is a new national awareness day taking place to raise the profile of grant-making charities and benevolent funds.

Our Staff

Meet the friendly team at ACO

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.

What we do

ACO is the umbrella body for charitable organisations helping people in need. We are a powerful network of over a hundred organisations. Our members are all keen to share their know-how, interested in what other members do and are increasingly working together to make everyone more effective and efficient. ACO provides support to its members with a wide range of services.

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The ACO is a registered charity and is managed by a board of trustees comprising of ACO members and professional managers.

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. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot help individuals in need, if you are seeking assistance please call Turn2Us on 0808 802 2000

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