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A legacy donation costs you nothing now, but leaves a gift for the future.

By remembering FACT in your will, you will help secure a future for the arts that you love for the next generation, and enable communities to benefit from the power and value of the arts.

If you have any questions or would like a confidential discussion about leaving a legacy to FACT, please contact Rachael White, Fundraising and Development Manager on rachael.white@fact.co.uk or 0151 707 4448.

What can I leave in a legacy?

A charitable legacy can be a gift of money or other assets, for example:

- Residuary legacy (a proportion of your estate) – this enables you to donate a percentage of the net value of your estate, or the remaining sum after you have provided for family and friends.

- Pecuniary legacy (a specific sum of money) – a straightforward way to leave a set amount though please note that the actual value of the amount specified will usually depreciate over time due to inflation.

- Donating assets or a specific item – examples include property, stocks and shares, paintings or other valuable items, which can be retained or sold with proceeds used to support the work of FACT.

Tax benefits 

In the UK, legacies to charities are tax-free. This means that the value of any gift to FACT would be deducted from your estate before the calculation of inheritance tax. Your solicitor can advise you on the different ways in which your assets can be distributed and ensure your intentions are expressed in the correct legal terms.