Leaving a legacy to the Race Equality Foundation in your will

Leaving a legacy to the Race Equality Foundation in your will

You can support the work of the Race Equality Foundation by leaving a legacy in your will.  By doing so, you can support the work we carry out with black and minority ethnic communities across the UK to promote race equality in public services and social support.

Previous gifts have been used to fund specific pieces of work by the Foundation, including a project to explore the intimate relationship experiences of Asian disabled women, which was funded by a bequest left by Nasa Begum.

There are two main types of gift that you can leave in your will to the Race Equality Foundation: 

  • You can leave a specific sum of money (a pecuniary/specific bequest)
  • You can leave a share in, or all of, what’s left of the value of your estate after all bills have been paid and all other legacies have been distributed (a residuary gift).

If you would like to add a bequest to the Race Equality Foundation to an existing will, you can use a codicil. Using a codicil means you don't need to change the terms of your current will, instead you are simply adding a new instruction. Generally if the change you wish to make is quite small or simple, you can use a codicil, and if the change is more significant or complex you should make a new will.

If you wish to make several changes to your will, it may be advisable to make a new will. If you have any questions, you should seek advice from a solicitor or professional adviser.  The following text can be used for as a template for your will.

For a residuary gift:
I give the residue of my estate to Race Equality Foundation, Unit 17, Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB (Registered Charity Number 1051096) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.

For a pecuniary / specific bequest:
I give the sum of £_____ (or the item specified) to Race Equality Foundation, Unit 17, Deane House Studios, 27 Greenwood Place, London, NW5 1LB (Registered Charity Number 1051096) for its general charitable purposes. I further direct that the receipt of the Chief Executive or other proper officer of the said charity for the time being shall be a full and sufficient discharge for the said gift.