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Last updated June 2021

ACO Member Directory

Below are ACO charity members that offer support, organised by applicants’ current or former occupation or the type of beneficiary they support. If you, or one of their family, has ever held one of the below occupations, or been a member of the following groups, you may be entitled to grants and other support. You can visit the website of these charities to find out more by clicking their name.

Sections

  • General Charities
  • Occupational Charities
  • Illness & Disability Charities
  • Charities by Beneficiary
  • Armed Forces Charities
  • Livery Companies
  • Regional Charities

General Charities

Turn2Us

Glasspool Charitable Trust

The Henry Smith Charity

The Eaton Fund

The National Benevolent Charity

The Sales People’s Charity 

The League of the Helping Hand

Al-Mizan Charitable Trust

The Percy Bilton Charity

Professionals Aid Guild

Skinners’ Benevolent Trust 


Occupational Charities


Arts & Culture

Acting, Theatre & Film

Actors’ Benevolent Fund

Acting for Others

The Film & Television Charity

Arts

Royal Opera House Benevolent Fund

Artists

AGBI (The Artist’s General Benevolent Institution)

Dance

Dance Professionals Fund

Entertainment

Royal Variety Charity

Music

ISM (Incorporated Society of Musicians) Members’ Fund

PRS (Performing Rights Society) Members’ Fund

Royal Society of Musicians of Great Britain

Literature

Royal Literary Fund


Automotive industry

Ben 


Financial & Professional Services

Accountancy

ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) Benevolent Fund

CABA (Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association)

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Benevolent Fund

Architects

Architects Benevolent Society

Banking

Bank Workers Charity

Business Administration

The Chartered Secretaries’ Charitable Trust (ICSA)

Surveyors

Lionheart

Insurance

The Insurance Charities

Legal

CILEX Foundation (Chartered Institute of Legal Executives) 

CIPA (Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys) Benevolent Fund

The Barristers’ Benevolent Association

The Solicitors’ Charity

Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund

 

Clergy

Clergy Support Trust

Lady Hewley Trust

 

Education

Education Support

Teaching Staff Trust

 

Energy

Nuclear Industry Benevolent Fund

 

Engineering

Building & Civil Engineering Charitable Trust

Foothold

ICE (Chartered Institute of Civil Engineers) Benevolent Fund

Institute of Structural Engineers Members Benevolent Fund

Institution of Mechanical Engineers Support Network

 

Environment

Horticulture

Perennial

Forestry

Timber Trades’ Benevolent Society


Food & Drink

Licensed Trade Charity

The Drinks Trust 

 

Healthcare

BDA (British Dental Association) Benevolent Fund

Benevolent Fund of the College of Optometrists and Association of Optometrists

Cavell Nurses’ Trust

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Members’ Benevolent Fund

Junius S Morgan Benevolent Fund

Pharmacist Support

The Queen’s Nursing Institute

Royal College of Nursing Foundation

Royal Medical Benevolent Fund

The Hospital Saturday Fund

 

Hospitality & Retail

ABTA Lifeline

Boss Business Supplies

The Book Trade Charity

GroceryAid

Hospitality Action

retailTRUST

 

Infrastructure

John Laing Charitable Trust

 

Information & Communication

Journalism

Journalists’ Charity

NewstrAid Benevolent Fund

Libraries

CILIP (Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals)

Printing and publishing

The Printing Charity 

Public Relations

Iprovision

Telecommunications

British Telecom Benevolent Fund

 

Manufacturing

Alex Ferry Foundation

Rainy Day Trust

 

Maritime

Merchant Navy Welfare Board

Royal Alfred Seafarers’ Society

Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society

 

Mining

Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation

Coal Trade Benevolent Association

Institute of Quarrying Benevolent Fund

 

Public Sector

Civil Service

CSIS Charity Fund

The Charity for Civil Servants

Police Service

Police Care UK

Social Services

The Care Workers Charity


Science

Chemists’ Community Fund


Skilled Trades and Crafts

The Furniture Makers’ Company


Social Housing

Longleigh Foundation


Sport

Racing Welfare

Grand Prix Trust

 

Transport

The Fifty Fund

The Public Transport Benevolent Fund

Railway Benefit Fund


Veterinary

Vetlife

 

Illness and Disability

Motor Neurone Disease Association

Pulmonary Fibrosis Trust 

 

Charities by Beneficiary

Children and Young People

Buttle UK

Family Fund

Older People

Friends of the Elderly

Independent Age

Women

Smallwood trust

The Royal Society for the Support of Women in Scotland

Homeless People

St Martin-in-the-Fields Charity

 

Armed forces and Veterans

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity

Help for Heroes

Officers’ Association

RAF Benevolent Fund

Royal British Legion

Naval Children's Charity

Kinloch Bequest

St Andrew’s Scottish Soldier’s Club Fund

 

Livery Companies

Masonic Charitable Foundation

 

Regional Charities

Barnwood Trust

Byfleet United Charity

Mountsorrel Relief in Need Charity 

The Foundation Of Edward Storey

The Wimbledon Guild of Social Welfare

Wellfield Trust

Scotscare