Leaving a legacy

Giving beyond your lifetime

We can help you establish a legacy of giving beyond your lifetime. You decide how you want to be remembered and realise your vision of a better future through planned giving and charitable bequests to the causes that matter most to you. This is also a meaningful way to remember a loved one, with an In Memoriam Fund that can be an endowment fund for many generations to come. We can accept gifts of shares, property and investments, as well as cash donations.

Whichever route you choose, Suffolk Community Foundation offers a guarantee that your gift will be used in accordance with your wishes.

Inheritance Tax

Gifts to charitable organisations are exempt from Inheritance Tax. By choosing to leave 10% of your estate to charity, you can reduce your personal tax threshold from 40% to 36% making it possible for you to leave a lasting gift whilst minimising the effect of this on the money being left to family and other beneficiaries.

It is always advisable to seek guidance from your professional advisor. Further information is also available from HM Revenues and Customs. If you would like to find out more about leaving a legacy, please contact Tim Holder, Development Director at the Foundation on 01473 786916.

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