Leave a legacy Your Story. Your Life. Your Legacy. Your Will is a powerful document and allows you to choose what happens to your money, property and possessions after your death. Without a Will, the law decides who gets what. While your first priority will be to provide for loved ones, leaving a gift to the causes that you care about ensures your values continue to live on. By leaving a gift in your Will to The Forgiveness Project you will be helping to build hope, empathy and understanding. The work of The Forgiveness Project is a powerful antidote to narratives of hate and dehumanisation, providing new perspectives that have the power to change the world. You will continue to be part of a global movement working for a peaceful future. How do I include The Forgiveness Project in my Will? It’s easier than you think. When writing your Will tell your solicitor that you would like to leave a legacy to The Forgiveness Project. All you will need from us is our address and charity registration number: The Forgiveness Project, 10 Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W 0QP. Charity registration number: 1103922 The Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area. You can call them on 020 7242 1222 or visit lawsociety.org.uk. What can I leave to The Forgiveness Project? There are four types of gift that may be left in your Will: Pecuniary gift: an exact sum of money specified in your Will Specific gift: a particular asset – such as property or shares Residuary gift: A part of your estate after all expense and other gifts have been settled Reversionary Gift: A gift of property or assets that is passed to a named individual for enjoyment in their lifetime. On their death, the whole or a portion of these assets revert to the beneficiary of the reversionary legacy. Unrestricted gifts or money are especially valuable as they allow us to direct funds to where they are most needed. However, if you would like to support a specific area of The Forgiveness Project’s work, that will also be greatly appreciated. What if I already have a Will? If you already have a will and want to leave a gift to The Forgiveness Project, all you have to do is make a Codicil. Speak to your solicitor about making a simple amendment, and they will be able to guide you through the process. Tax and legal matters The Forgiveness Project has charitable status and is therefore exempt from tax. Subsequently, gifts to The Forgiveness Project are not subject to inheritance tax or capital gains tax. This can be of particular value in estate planning. Thank you! Get in touch If you would like to receive this information by post, or have any other questions, please contact Rachel at [email protected] or on 020 7821 0035.