Leaving a legacy for Suffolk


Making a will is first and foremost a means by which you ensure that your loved ones will be protected after your death. Once that has been achieved many people choose to gift some of their assets to benefit those less fortunate.

Many of our supporters have been committed to Suffolk for many years, and they don’t want that commitment to end when they die. Although some people have a clear idea of the charities they wish to support through leaving a gift in their will, others may want to give back to their local community but are unsure exactly which charities to support.

A long term and viable alternative is for Suffolk Community Foundation to be named as the recipient in a will, with the instruction to use the legacy to support a particular cause or a particular area of the county, or that decision can be left to us, with the assurance that your gift will stay local, be effective and make a difference year after year.

Our flexible range of options

– Using our local expertise to match deserving causes with the criteria set by you.

– We will provide a solution for leaving a one-off legacy which benefits a wide range of deserving, local causes across Suffolk.

– Offer a way, through an endowment fund, to make a single gift that keeps on giving, in perpetuity, to the causes you support.

– Enable family and friends to be involved in the decision making process without the burden of legal or fiscal responsibility.

Tax benefits

Legacies made to Suffolk Community Foundation qualify as charitable donations. As you will be aware, charitable legacies are exempt from inheritance tax and could help reduce the total amount of tax paid on your estate, maximising what is available for your heirs. We can also accept gifts in cash, shares, land, property or other assets which can also be made tax efficiently.

To find out more about leaving a legacy, please contact us to arrange a call or visit. 

Grants Awarded in 2017/18

In partnership with our many fundholders, over £2.6m has been distributed via 705 grants

Martineau  fund

Walsham-le-Willows is a beautiful Suffolk village with colour washed cottages…

David & Jill Simpson fund

This fund is established in memory of Miss Rosemary Jill Simpson…

Peter & Dorothy Meade Fund

 Another legacy, with a different background has been created by Clare Meade…

Sabariah’s Fund

An endowment fund established by Peter and Jess Newnham in memory of Sabariah…

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