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Demand for charitable help increases in accountancy sector

Grant-giving organisations including CABA, the chartered accountants’ charity, face increased demand for financial and non-financial aid within the accountancy sector, according to the Association of Charitable Organisations.


February 2020

With January intensifying the difficulties people face financially and emotionally, new research has revealed nearly half a million people turned to charities for help in just one year, with CABA - the wellbeing charity for chartered accountants and their families - supporting more than 25,000 people alone.

National data from the Association of Charitable Organisations (ACO), which represents over 120 charities in the UK, shows the number of people seeking help from charities and benevolent funds has risen over the last four years. CABA has helped with support including emotional and financial support, as well as legal and debt advice.

To highlight the work done by its member charities, on 22 January 2020 ACO shared the stories of the people whose lives were turned around thanks to the support they received. 

The campaign, One Day Changes Lives, supported by CABA, showed how an individual act of support granted by a charity one day can have a huge impact in improving someone’s life. 

Jodie Gill, Engagement and Communications Director at CABA and ACO Board Member said: “The ACO and its member charities are a vital pillar of support for thousands of people across the UK.

“In 2018, CABA invested £3.8m across our wellbeing support services. This helped us to deliver tailored advice and support to almost 3,000 people throughout the year, and personal and professional courses, workshops and seminars to over 6,000 people. In addition, our online self-help guides and articles were accessed by over 138,000 people worldwide.

“One Day Changes Lives is a true celebration of the lives ACO member charities have been able to change for the better through the commitment and diligence of our staff, volunteers and supporters. CABA is proud to pledge its support to the campaign and we encourage members of the public who have ever been helped by grant-giving charities to take part today and share examples of support on social media using the hashtag #OneDayChangesLives.”

For more information about the campaign and ACO charity members visit www.aco.uk.net/page/One-Day-Changes-Lives.

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