Leave a Legacy

At The Customs House we believe that arts and entertainment should be accessible for all and that it creates a positive experience. Participation in arts and culture can contribute to community cohesion, make communities feel safer and stronger, and reduce social exclusion and isolation.

By leaving a gift in your Will, your support enables our charity to continue to enrich the lives of the local community for generations to come and help our young people to be the best that they can be.

Membership Benefits

What type of gift could you give?

PECUNIARY GIFT: A specified sum of money
RESIDUAL GIFT: you can leave a percentage or the remainder of your estate once your other wishes have been carried out
SPECIFIC GIFT: for example a property, stocks and shares or an item of jewellery

Why should I make a Will? If you die without making a Will, the law will decide what happens to your estate and it may not go to your family and loved ones, or the charities you wish to support. It could also lead to an unwanted and avoidable tax bill on your death

How do I make a Will? Making a Will is straightforward. You should contact a local solicitor to help you with this.

What are the legal words I need to use to leave a gift to The Customs House? This depends on the nature of your gift but your solicitor will be able to help you on the correct wording ensuring that you include our full name, The Customs House Trust Ltd, and our charity number 1032846, which will ensure your gift comes to us.

I currently have a Will but would like to add a gift to The Customs House.  What do I need to do?  A ‘codicil’ is a straightforward legal addition to your existing Will, please speak with your solicitor to arrange.

Will leaving a gift to The Customs House affect my inheritance tax? Any amount you leave in your estate over the Inheritance Tax threshold is subject to Inheritance Tax which is currently 40%. All gifts left to charities are exempt from inheritance tax.

If you need any further information on legacy giving, please contact us on 0191 454 1234 or email: [email protected]