A Gift In Your Will

Leave a gift in your will to help secure better futures for street & slum children in Kolkata for years to come. Every gift in every will makes a difference.

After you’ve looked after family and friends, please consider Future Hope

When making a Will we truly recognise that those closest to you come first, but if there is any room for a legacy to Future Hope, please think about how your gift could help children like Bokul. It doesn’t matter how much you can give, even 1% can make a difference.

Erica Grandage is available 9am-5pm Monday to Friday to answer any of your questions or concerns. You can contact her on erica@futurehope.net to set up a call.

Types of gifts

Residuary gifts are made from whatever is left over once gifts of money and specific items have been distributed. They are often a percentage of an estate e.g. you could leave 1% each to two charities and 98% to family.

Pecuniary gifts are specified sums of money.

If you have a Will already, adding a gift to a charity is easily done through a codicil form. Please download this form and fill it out for filing with your Will. 

If you’re planning on writing your first Will, rest assured that it doesn't have to be complex. For example instead of looking at items in your estate you can look at allocating percentages of your estate. It’s best to visit a solicitor, who can guide you through this process and ensure your wishes for your family and any charities are clearly stated. 

Wording for the Will

Here is what your solicitor needs to write a residuary gift into your Will to Future Hope:

Subject to the payment of my debts, funeral and testamentary expenses, I give the whole/____% of my estate not otherwise disposed of by this my Will to  Future Hope (UK), 107 Abbotsbury Road, London, W14 8EP (registered charity no 1157547) for its general charitable purposes, and I direct that the receipt(s) of the duly authorised officer(s) of Future Hope (UK) shall be sufficient discharge of my Executors/Trustees. 

Here is the wording for a pecuniary gift to Future Hope:

‘I give free of tax to Future Hope (UK), 107 Abbotsbury Road, London, W14 8EP (registered charity no 1157547) the sum of £_____ for its general charitable purposes and I direct that the receipt(s) of the duly authorised officer(s) of Future Hope (UK) shall be sufficient discharge of my Executors/Trustees.