Leaving A Gift In Your Will

Legacy and Memorial Funds

Leaving a gift in your Will to Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation is a wonderful way to make a lasting difference in your community.

We know it can be difficult to choose which charities to support, which is why many donors choose to give to us because it offers the ability to support a wide range of local organisations important to you.

We offer a range of options for donors to achieve their wishes

Supporting Hampshire and the Isle of Wight

By naming Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation as a beneficiary in a Will, funds can be used across the county and Isle of Wight to support a range of good causes and respond to urgent need.

Creating a Named Fund

Larger gifts can be used to establish a Named Fund at Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation which acts much like a charitable Trust. For example, a bequest of £50,000 can be used to create a permanent fund, held in our endowments which are carefully invested. The income from the Fund will then be distributed in grants each year in line with your wishes. 


Memorial Funds

A Memorial Fund to remember a loved one provides family and friends with a personal focus for special memories, which is both tax-efficient and easy to administer. This type of fund can be set up in just a matter of days, and you can raise funds for depositing and holding in the fund.

Supporting a specific cause or place

We have more than a hundred existing funds supporting a range of local communities and themes.  We can advise you on appropriate wording to ensure your legacy supports the causes you care about most.

We recommend

We always recommend that you seek professional advice from a solicitor before writing or amending your Will. If including a gift to support Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Community Foundation in your Will, you will need to provide your solicitor with our contact details:

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Community Foundation, The Orchard, White Hart Lane, Basingstoke, Hampshire RG21 4AF. Charity Number 1100417.

Legacy Gifts and Inheritance Tax

Charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and could help reduce the total amount of tax paid on your estate. Anyone leaving at least 10% of their estate in their Will to charity benefits from a reduction in inheritance tax from 40% to 36%.

“By remembering HIWCF, you’ll be helping to support the smaller and lesser known charitable and voluntary groups that carry out vital work across our communities to help those less fortunate. Our promise to donors is that their contribution will go straight to where it is needed and will do the most good.”

Speak to us

If you have any questions, please contact Lucy Walford, Philanthropy Manager
Call 01962 798691
Email lucy.walford@hiwcf.com