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Legacy Giving2021-06-11T19:07:19+01:00

Leave a Gift in Your Will

Did you know that you can leave Action Foundation a gift in your will today that will help fund our tomorrow?

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a huge difference to the lives of refugees and people seeking asylum in Tyne and Wear. Legacy gifts allow us to plan for our future and grow our vital Language, Accommodation, Casework and Digital support services.

You can trust Action Foundation to spend your donation well. For every £1 we receive, we spend 88p on helping people, 8p on fundraising for our key services and 4p on overheads.

If the time is right for you and you’d like to leave Action Foundation a gift in your will, you can do it in three easy steps:

Step 1:
Think about the type of gift

You can choose to leave a fixed amount, specific item (i.e. jewellery or shares) or even a percentage of your estate. This means that you could leave your loved ones 95% and donate 5% to Action Foundation.

Step 2:
Speak to a professional

It’s really important that your will is drawn up by a legal professional so get in touch with a solicitor you trust! All you need to take with you is our Charity Name (Action Foundation) and Charity Number (1132051).

Step 3:
A Lasting Gift

By considering Action Foundation in your will, you’ve helped us to secure our tomorrow. We understand a will can be a very private thing, but if you do feel like sharing this with us then we’d love to thank you for this special gift.

If you’d like to chat about legacy giving, our Fundraising Officer Abi is here to help.
You can email Abi to arrange a chat!

Frequently Asked Questions

I don’t have a will! How do I make one?2021-06-11T16:33:38+01:00

Making a will is an important life step – but it doesn’t have to be complicated! Having a will protects your loved ones and ensure they won’t encounter any significant financial issues when you’re gone.

We’d recommend you speak to a legal professional so get in touch with a solicitor you trust and they can help draw your will up. If you don’t already have a solicitor, you can find a local solicitor at The Law Society.

To leave a gift for Action Foundation, all you need to take with you is our charity name (Action Foundation) and number (1132051).

I already have a will – can I still leave a gift?2021-06-11T16:32:33+01:00

You certainly can! There are a few different options for you – from adding a codicil (an additional document which allows you to make small amendments) to reviewing your entire will.

If you get in touch with your solicitor or the individual who drew up your will then they can advise you of the best way forward for you.

To change your will and leave a gift for Action Foundation, all you need to take is our charity name (Action Foundation) and number (1132051).

My loved ones are my priority. How can I make sure they don’t lose out?!2021-06-11T16:30:54+01:00

We totally understand that your loved ones come first and looking after their future is a priority. The great thing about leaving a legacy gift is that you can leave a percentage of your overall estate and make sure that your loved ones will be well looked after. You could choose to leave Action Foundation a gift of 1%, 5% or even 20%!

Can I still leave a legacy gift even if my estate is relatively small?2021-06-11T16:29:24+01:00

Absolutely. Leaving a legacy gift is about so much more than the monetary value. Here at Action Foundation we believe that leaving a Legacy Gift is a way to reflect on the causes you’ve been passionate about throughout your life and continue that support even when you’re gone.

We also find that lots of people are pleasantly surprised at the size of their estate when they come to draw up their will – particularly if they’re a homeowner!

How will my money be spent?2021-06-11T16:28:38+01:00

Every gift, no matter how large or small, makes a huge difference to the lives of refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants across Tyne and Wear. Legacy gifts allow us to plan for our future, developing and growing our support services such as Language, Housing, Drop-In and Digital Inclusion.

You can trust Action Foundation to spend your donation well. For every £1 we receive, we spend 88p on helping people, 8p on fundraising for our key services and 4p on overheads.

Why are legacy gifts important for Action Foundation?2021-06-11T16:28:10+01:00

Grants, contracts and donations fund our today, but we need legacy gifts to fund our tomorrow. Legacy gifts are incredibly important for Action Foundation as they give us the much-needed financial stability to plan ahead and work towards our longer-term goals for refugees, asylum seekers and other migrants in the North East!

Can I leave a gift for a specific project?2021-06-11T16:27:22+01:00

It is preferred that gifts are left for Action Foundation as a whole, giving us the flexibility to use your gift to fund our project with the greatest needs.

However, we understand that many of our supporters have a special connection to a particular project and we’d always honour your wishes. If you’d prefer your legacy gift to go to a particular project, please stipulate this in your will and/ or communicate your wishes with us.

Should I tell you if I’d like to leave a legacy gift?2021-06-11T16:26:42+01:00

You’re under no obligation to let us know. For many this is a private gesture, however, we’d love to be able to thank you in a special way if you were to let us know. This is completely up to you.

If you would like to tell us that you plan to leave a legacy gift, you can contact [email protected] or any other member of staff you feel comfortable talking to.

How will Action Foundation acknowledge my gift?2021-06-11T16:25:42+01:00

If you’re happy to be named, we will be acknowledging all of our legacy donors in our annual Impact Report – ensuring that your generosity is celebrated even when you’re gone.

If you’d be interested in discussing other ways we could acknowledge your gift then please do get in touch and we can discuss options.

I still have some questions! Who can I speak to?2021-06-11T16:25:08+01:00

You can get in touch with me at [email protected] and we can arrange a chat. I’ve worked at Action Foundation for two years and I’m really passionate about securing a future for our projects. I’m happy to chat over a cuppa, on the phone or by email – whatever you’d prefer!

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