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Last updated March 2018


Read our latest publications relating to the benevolent charity sector and the work of our members


Research Report on MIS & ACO members Nov 2017

This is the full report on results of online survey and follow-up interviews on ACO member charities' use of the Minimum Income Standard to help them assess the financial needs of individuals and households - Prof. Donald Hirsch, Centre for Research & Social Policy, Loughborough University, November 2017.

Assessing financial need using the Minimum Income Standard: a review - Closeup of calculator, and pen on top of paper with financial calculations

Benchmarking Report 2014

ACO in Partnership with Turn2us have published a revealing report about charitable practice . The report will enable charities to review their performance against similar funds in the sector and be an invaluable tool for impact measurement and future planning..

Benchmarking Report 2014 - Scene showing graphs and charts printed out and on screen

Survey Report 2013

The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) has released a “State of the Sector” research report “Changing for Good” that highlights the challenges faced by benevolent funds and trusts and foundations providing grants to people in need. These include the changing patterns of need as a response to financial austerity and fears of more pressure on charitable funds due to welfare reform.

ACO Changing for good report - Sample pages from the ACO publication 'Changing for good'

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