Leave a legacy

Leaving a gift in your Will can help us to be there for future generations

Of course, family and friends will be your priority. However a gift in your will can also help us to continue our support for young adult mental health issues into the future.

For example, you may wish to make a gift in memory of a loved one to leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.

Whether you are making a will for the first time or simply changing an existing will, it is easier than you might think to leave a gift for future generations.  Gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax and can reduce the amount of tax paid by your family. No gift is too small to make a lasting difference. We are extremely grateful for every act of generosity and every penny we receive.

We welcome legacies of all kinds, including:
  • Pecuniary – a specified sum of money.
  • Specific – a specified item, such as shares or property.
  • Residuary – all part of the Estate after any pecuniary legacies have been paid.
  • Reversionary – the residue of the Estate after the death of a surviving spouse.

If you or your professional adviser would to talk about leaving a legacy, please get in touch with Essex Community Foundation. You can do this by calling 01245 355947 or emailing Steven Mackenzie via steven@essexcf.org.uk.

Essex Community Foundation

The Charlie Watkins Foundation (CWF) is managed by Essex Community Foundation (ECF) (Registered Charity No: 1052061).  ECF is an independent charitable trust established in 1996. It establishes funds on behalf of individuals, families, companies and public agencies. As well as this, it provides grants to voluntary and community organisations in Essex. 

Tim Watkins, founder of the Charlie Watkins Foundation said:  “We chose to work with Essex Community Foundation because we knew that their experience and expertise would help us to support charities that are delivering initiatives to help young adults who are struggling with their mental health”. 

To find out more and to apply for funding please visit www.essexcommunityfoundation.org.uk.