If you enjoy a walk in a local park, the thrill of growing your own fruit and vegetables or just love being outside in your own garden, you will understand why having access to the natural environment is so important.
And yet these green spaces are not available to everyone. Countless children do not have a safe place to play outdoors. Many communities don’t have a local green space to bring them together and many people find themselves indoors and isolated.
This is why The Conservation Volunteers activities are so important, working each day to create green spaces in the heart of UK communities.
If our work is special to you – please consider leaving a legacy in your Will to support the work of The Conservation Volunteers.
The Conservation Volunteers will invest your legacy to ensure that we can continue to create healthier and happier communities for everyone - communities where our activities have a lasting impact on people’s health, prospects and green spaces.
You do astonishing work. You really do. Simply as a citizen, I want to thank you, for the way in which I spent my urban life.
Sir David Attenborough, Vice President of The Conservation Volunteers October 2016
By choosing to leave even a small legacy to The Conservation Volunteers in your Will, know that together we can make a real and lasting difference. If you would like to discuss this please call Amy on 07739 447 991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
By choosing to leave a legacy to us in your Will, you are empowering and inspiring more volunteers to what’s inspired you in your lifetime.
On behalf of The Conservation Volunteers please know that every penny donated to us is gratefully and carefully spent – thank you.
By giving to The Conservation Volunteers your estate could benefit from a reduced Inheritance Tax bill.
Inheritance tax is a tax on the estate (the property, money and possessions) of a person who has died. There is generally no inheritance tax to pay if the value of the estate is below the ‘nil rate band’ of £325,000 (Tax Year 2016/17). Although the value of certain gifts made during the seven years prior to the death of that person can be taken into account in arriving at the value of the estate for Inheritance Tax purposes.
If you are leaving a gift to The Conservation Volunteers the value of this gift will not be subject to Inheritance Tax, as charities are exempt from Inheritance Tax. Furthermore, if you decide to leave 10% or more of the net value of your estate to The Conservation Volunteers in your Will your estate could benefit from a reduced rate of Inheritance Tax of 36% on some assets.
The rules are complex and we do recommend taking advice from your solicitor to ensure that the preferential Inheritance Tax treatment would apply. Alternatively you could call HMRC for advice on Inheritance Tax by telephoning: 0300 123 1072 / Outside UK: +44 300 123 1072.
A gift in memory of a loved one is a unique way of acknowledging and celebrating their life.
There are many ways to remember someone special, by planting a tree, supporting a local The Conservation Volunteers project or even supporting a team of volunteers to make a lasting environmental change to a community. We think it would be wonderful to pay tribute to them by continuing to support the things they cared about?
Over a number of year’s we have been fortunate to receive a number of legacies from donors and volunteers across the country.
We understand the value and importance of a legacy and our commitment will always be to act on your behalf with our charity aim at the heart.