You can leave a residuary or a pecucinary gift in your Will.
Whether you are writing a Will from scratch or already have a Will in place and need to add a codicil*, the only vital element is that you specify that you are leaving a gift to “S4E Limited, registered charity number: 1148848” to make sure we are correctly identified.
What is a codicil?*
A codicil is a document that supplements your Will enabling you to include new instructions and delete old ones without having to go through the task of rewriting the whole Will.
You can also bequest non-monetary items to us, such as musical instruments, but please do talk to us about this first as we will need to check that we will be able to accept your gift.
*Please note that the content of this page is not intended to constitute legal advice and we do not provide legal advice. We highly recommend that you seek legal advice from a solicitor to ensure your Will is legally valid, up to date and fully reflects your intentions.
Solicitors will charge a fee, but you will receive sound professional advice and can be sure that your wishes are accurately reflected and you have advice that meets your personal needs and could identify some things you may not have thought about.
If your taxable estate is valued at more than the inheritance tax nil rate band (£325,000 for 2017/18) or more than double this if you are the survivor of a married couple, then the value of your estate over the nil rate band is liable to inheritance tax at a rate of 40% on the excess value.
However, if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the rate of inheritance tax reduces to 36%. The rules on inheritance tax are complicated so we would recommend you take legal advice if your estate is or might be liable to pay inheritance tax.