Legacies

A gift to your community - The Community Foundation welcomes gifts of all sizes.

Leave a gift in your Will of £20,000 or more to set up your own Endowed Fund. You choose the name of your Fund and the causes you want to benefit. The Community Foundation will ensure grants are awarded according to your wishes for years to come.

Leave a gift in your Will to support an existing Fund at the Community Foundation. We manage funds for Central Wiltshire, Swindon, Salisbury, Young People, and Older People, as well as the Wiltshire & Swindon fund. The Wiltshire & Swindon fund is an unrestricted fund that responds to the changing needs of our communities over time.

There are several ways to leave a gift in your Will to the Community Foundation:

  • A Residual Gift - is the remaining value of an estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made
  • A Pecuniary Legacy - is a fixed amount or item specified in a Will
  • A percentage of your Estate - specify a gift of a percentage of the value of your estate
  • A Reversionary Gift - allows a surviving partner to benefit from the estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be passed to the Community Foundation

Making a Will

  • Making a Will does not have to be expensive or complicated. You should consult a solicitor for advice. If you would like help to think through your gift to the Community Foundation, please contact us
  • We are also pleased to offer a Sample Will Wording

Changing your Will or adding The Community Foundation to your Will

  • If you already have a Will, the simplest way to make minor changes or additions is by making a Codicil. This is an instruction that is kept with your existing Will which your solicitor will help you draw up

Courtesy of Wansbroughs Solicitors (www.wansbroughs.com) we are pleased to offer the following codicil wordings:

  • Residual Gift
  • Percuniary Legacy
  • Reversionary Gift

Leaving a gift in your Will is an important way to make a huge difference to your local community for generations to come. When you leave a gift in your Will, we ensure that your gift stays local and supports the causes you care about most.  When you leave a gift in your Will, we ensure your gift stays local and supports the causes you care about most.

Your bequest can be used to set up a Endowed Fund that will benefit local projects year after year in your memory, or you can leave a bequest to one of our existing Funds.

For more information contact Joanne Brady on 01380 729284  joanne.brady@wiltshirecf.org.uk