Leave a gift for the future

Imagine a Wales free of poverty and inequality.

By extending support to us beyond your lifetime, you can help us make it a reality and leave a lasting legacy.  

Your Will is your chance to take care of everything that’s important to you.  After you’ve looked after your family and friends, you may wish to leave a gift to a charity close to your heart, such as the Bevan Foundation.

Gifts left in Wills are fundamental for charities like us.

What could a gift in my Will achieve?

A gift in your Will will help us to create a Wales free of poverty and inequality for future generations to inherit. It will help to develop lasting solutions to these deep-rooted issues, and create real change that transforms people’s lives.

Our promise to you

When you leave a gift to the Bevan Foundation in your Will, we promise that every penny will go towards supporting our vision for a fairer Wales.

Read more about what we will do with your gift

Contact us

If you’re considering leaving a gift in your Will to the Bevan Foundation, you don’t need to tell us, but if you’d like to get in touch to find out more or chat it through we’d love to hear from you.

If you’ve already decided to leave a gift for us in your Will, we’d be delighted if you’d let us know so we can say a very heartfelt thank you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I make a Will?  Making a Will is usually relatively straight forward. You will need to think about everything you own and how you want to distribute it.
  2. Do I need a solicitor to write my Will? A solicitor will help ensure that your Will is valid and that your wishes will be met.  You can also choose to use a will-writer or online will-provider.
  3. What do I do if I already have a Will? If you already have a Will, you can amend it with a ‘codicil’ rather than rewrite the whole Will.
  4. What if I change my mind about my Will? You can change your Will at any time, according to your circumstances. You don’t need to let us know, but if you do we will completely understand.
  5. What kind of gift could I leave to the Bevan Foundation? Your donation can be as small or large as you like. There are different kinds of gift, such as a fixed sum or a share of your estate. We suggest you get legal advice on what is best for you. 
  6. What about Inheritance Tax? As it stands, a gift to the Bevan Foundation in your Will is not be included in the valuation of your estate for Inheritance Tax purposes. However, Inheritance Tax rules are subject to change so it’s always best to seek professional advice.
  7. What information do I need to get started?  All you’ll need is our registered Charity number and address which are: 1104191 and 145a High Street, Merthyr Tydfil, CF47 8DP
  8. What legal wording should I use?  If you’re consulting a solicitor, they should be able to advise, but it needn’t be complicated. Some examples of wording, which include our registered charity number and address, are attached here.
  9. Do I need to tell you I’ve left a gift? Your Will is entirely private. You do not need to tell us if you’ve left a gift and we will never ask you, although if you choose to tell us we’d be happy of the opportunity to thank you.

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