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Wills and Legacies

By supporting KCF in your will, you can give back to your local community in a number of ways.

It is estimated that around 80% of legacy donations left to charity each year go to charities with a turnover of £10million or more . Smaller, grassroots projects making a fantastic difference locally are missing out.*

Rather than being a drop in the ocean, your gift could be a lifesaver to small, local Kent and Medway charities and community groups, many of which are volunteer-led. After making provision for your loved ones, perhaps you would consider leaving a lasting legacy to your local community by leaving a gift to us in your Will.

The process of leaving a gift in your Will to Kent Community Foundation is straight-forward. When making or updating your Will with your solicitor, wealth manager or financial adviser, you can state your intentions using a Letter of Wishes and we can ensure your gift has a lasting impact on the causes that mean the most to you.

Whether you are an individual who wants to make an immediate philanthropic impact or a family wanting to leave a lasting legacy in memory of a loved one, we are here to provide guidance and support with our years of experience to ensure that your wishes are acted upon effectively and that you will be making a tangible difference to your local community when you are no longer here. We can accept gifts of shares, property or investments, as well as cash donations.

*UK Legacy Fundraising Market, 2019

For more information, please contact us01303 814500development@kentcf.org.uk

We are delighted to be working with Kent Community Foundation. They have enabled us to establish a significant legacy fund that will continue to benefit local communities for years to come, and means to reach out to many more Kent children’s charities than would have been possible if we had attempted to manage the trust independently.

Ian Priston, Boys & Maughan Solicitors for Albert Burns Children's Trust Fund

MASSIVE 'thank you ' to everyone at Kent Community Foundation. Your funding support is HUGELY appreciated and has enabled us to get into the heart of local communities with REAL, affordable, healthy and tasty food that does so much more than feed people.

Community chef Mike Spackman, Sheppey Matters

KCF's enthusiasm for what we are doing and hoping to do, coupled with helpful advice, gave us the confidence to take this daunting step which has paid off.

Liz Turner, Octopus Foundation

It's great having a foundation that empowers organisations and charities in our community to make real positive differences and changes!

Tom, MMK Mind