The Association of Charitable Organisations (formerly Association of Charity Officers) is the national UK umbrella body for Trusts and Foundations that give grants and welfare support to individuals in need. ACO was founded in 1946.
The funds managed by ACO members are discretionary and seek to complement and enhance welfare support provided by local and central government. Our members operate in the UK and across the globe. In recent years many funds have reviewed their operations, researching patterns of need and developing more strategic programmes of assistance.
Dr Sarah Carlick will be speaking about Safeguarding and answering questions from the members.