Legacy Funding

Leaving a gift to charity in your will

Making a Will is an important way of looking after the future of your family and friends. After you’ve taken care of loved ones, you may wish to leave a gift in your Will to your favourite charities.

It’s a little known fact that most charities wouldn’t survive without gifts in Wills. By remembering your favourite charities in this way, you’re ensuring that their good work lives on. The donation can be as small or large as you like.

How to leave a gift in your Will

Making a Will and keeping it up to date is important. We suggest you seek legal advice when drawing up or making amendments to an existing Will. A solicitor or member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers will be able to provide the best advice on the correct wording.

For more information

The Government has information on leaving gifts to charity in your will.

The Money Advice Service provides a guide to the tax benefits of giving to charity.

The Institute of Professional Will Writers provides a range of information on Wills, Will writing and legacies.