Have you considered leaving money or property to Earthwatch in your will? Such a provision is commonly called a legacy (or a bequest). Legacies will help Earthwatch continue to develop vital research projects into environmental issues, while engaging people worldwide in scientific field research and education.
Leaving a legacy will also reduce your estate's tax liability, as legacies are completely free of inheritance tax, currently at 40% on the value of the estate in excess of £300,000 (per individual). You can designate a percentage of your estate, a specific amount, a particular asset, or the balance (after costs have been met and other gifts made). During your lifetime you retain all of your assets and can make changes at any time.
If you are considering leaving a legacy, you should seek specialist help and advice from a solicitor and/or accountant. The organisation Remember a Charity might also be a useful resource for information.
If you have already made a provision for Earthwatch in your will, please let us know so we can thank you! Your contact with Earthwatch will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.
For further information, contact Jennifer Lewis, Head of Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0) 1865 318292.