Rise of probate fees presents real risk to value of future legacy gifts

Ashley Rowthorn News

The value and number of charitable gifts in Wills continues to rise, which is a huge benefit to the charity sector as a whole, and the beneficiaries they aim to serve. It is a continuing trend that suggests that the public see that giving to charity in their Wills is a normal thing to do and something that can make …

Celebrating success at the ILM conference

Ashley Rowthorn News

There was much to celebrate at the ILM conference last week. Legacy Link were very pleased to award the first Crispin Ellison bursary awards to Jessica Thompson from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and Leanne Beaton from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The Crispin Ellison bursary award was launched by Legacy Link this year in recognition of former Legacy Link director Crispin …

Meet our award winners

Ashley Rowthorn News

Legacy Link are proud to have awarded the first Crispin Ellison bursary awards to Jessica Thompson from Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, and Leanne Beaton from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). The winners were announced at the ILM Conference on Friday in a presentation as part of the annual awards. We’d like to share with you a bit about our winners and their …

Leanne Beaton, International Fund for Animal Welfare

Ashley Rowthorn Uncategorised

Legacy Link are proud to have recently awarded the Crispin Ellison bursary award to two very worthy recipients, providing funding to enable them to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA). Leanne Beaton was one of the bursary award recipients and we’d like to share a bit of her background and how receiving the award will impact her …

Jessica Thompson, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust

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Legacy Link are proud to have recently awarded the Crispin Ellison bursary award, launched earlier this year, which aims to support the professional development of the recipient by providing funding for them to complete the ILM Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration (CiCLA). We’d like to share a bit about our recipients and how the bursary award will impact their work …

Legacy Link nominated most committed company to charity sector

Ashley Rowthorn News

Legacy Link have been shortlisted for the Most Committed Company to the Sector award at this year’s National Fundraising Awards, organised by the Institute of Fundraising. Now in their 27th year, the Awards are the only one of their kind that recognise and reward fundraising excellence and best practice in the voluntary sector. Legacy Link have been nominated alongside Just Giving, Home …

Lunchtime Seminar: Legacy Giving in the Current Climate

Ashley Rowthorn Events

We hope you are able to join us in Leeds on 26th April 2017, for a free lunchtime seminar about legacy fundraising. Over tea, coffee and a light lunch, we will discuss the future of legacy giving, including: Changes in donor behaviour, and the potential impact on their giving by wider political and economic factors. Changes to fundraising regulations and …

Income Tax and Legacies

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

One important way of increasing the value of a legacy is by claiming back the tax paid on income received during the course of an administration. Although the sums involved may seem modest when compared to the overall value of the legacy received, when added up it can amount to a considerable sum which can then be used toward your charitable objectives. So, what are the principles, and how is it done?

Communicating with executors

Ashley Rowthorn Practical guidance for good legacy administration

Communicating with Executors of estates where a charity is fortunate enough to be left a gift in a will should be straightforward. Yet in reality there are pitfalls and the legacy officer must proceed with utmost care, sensitivity, tact and respect. Some 500 charities in the UK regularly receive gifts in Wills, and amongst these there is a growing body …