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What are benevolent charities?

Benevolent charities are organisations that provide financial and well-being support to individuals and families facing difficult circumstances.

Find out more about how these charities can help below.

ACO launches new website

ACO has launched a new website to enhance its position as the voice of the benevolent charity sector. Read our press release.

Press Release: Charity sector collaboration leads to launch of new online grants portal for people in financial hardship

ACO has joined forces with grantmaking charities and social impact startup Lightning Social Ventures to collaboratively develop an online grants portal and transform grantmaking to individuals.

Press release: ACO holds first awards for benevolent charities at 75th anniversary celebrations

The Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO) held its inaugural awards for the benevolence sector at its 75th anniversary celebrations last week in London.

ACO joins The Civil Society Group

ACO has joined The Civil Society Group – an informal collaboration of organisations representing members and groups from across the charity sector and wider civil society.

Publication: Breaking down barriers report

A report published by ACO looking at the stigma and barriers that may exist when it comes to individuals approaching charities for support.

Report by Hannah Canner (Nee Page)

Report: Benevolent funds and their professional associations

By Caroline Aldred

ACO has published a report looking at the relationship between benevolent charities and their connected professional associations.

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