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Legacy Donations

As you may know, gifts made to charities in a will are exempt from inheritance tax and may reduce the liability for inheritance tax. Your professional advisor – for example your solicitor, bank manager or accountant – will be able to advise you.

There are three main types of legacy that are used for making bequests to charities.

  1. A residuary legacy: a part or the whole of your estate after all pecuniary legacies and specific bequests have been made, and after deducting expenses and any tax
  2. A pecuniary legacy: a gift of a specific sum of money
  3. A specific bequest: a gift of specific items, for example, property or shares that the charity can convert into cash

Each have advantages and disadvantages, depending on your own personal wishes and circumstances. Again, your professional advisor will be able to help you.

The following are examples of the wording your might use in your will for these three main types of legacy. These forms of wording enable you to make a bequest to the general purposes of the society. 

A residuary legacy

"I devise and bequeath ......................................(insert 'all' or whatever fractional share of your estate you wish to bequeath) of the residue of my estate absolutely to Allesley and Coudon Wedge Conservation Society, Birmingham Road 103, CV5 9GT, Allesley, West Midlands, United Kingdom, hereinafter called the society, such sum to be applied to the general purposes of the society, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the society shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the receipt of this bequest."

A pecuniary legacy

"I bequeath to Allesley and Coudon Wedge Conservation Society, Birmingham Road 103, CV5 9GT, Allesley, West Midlands, United Kingdom, free of tax the sum of £......... to be applied to the general charitable purposes of the society and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the society shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the payment of this legacy."

A specific bequest

"I bequeath to Allesley and Coudon Wedge Conservation Society, Birmingham Road 103, CV5 9GT, Allesley, West Midlands, United Kingdom, free of tax .....................................(clear description of the item/items to be bequeathed) with the full power to realise such assets and to apply the proceeds to the general purposes of the society, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the receipt of this bequest."