Your legacy questions answered

We've answered some commonly-asked legacy questions below to help you in your decision-making. If you have a question that isn't listed here, please give us a call and we will be happy to help.

 

Q: How do I leave a legacy to IntoUniversity in my Will?

A: If you don’t yet have a Will, it’s quick and fairly inexpensive to draft one with your solicitor. You'll find some useful guidance on making a Will here. If you have a Will, you can ask your solicitor to add a codicil to the Will in order to add your gift.

 

Q: What kind of legacy can I leave?

A: There are two main types of legacy gifts: you can choose to leave a specific amount of money (a pecuniary legacy), or you might choose to leave a percentage of your estate (a residuary legacy). The benefit of a residuary legacy is that it will not lose value over time.

 

Q: Do you have an example of appropriate wording I can use to leave my gift?

A: Yes – please click here to download our example codicil wording. You might want to take this along to your meeting with your solicitor or professional adviser.

 

Q: Can I speak to someone at IntoUniversity about my legacy?

A: Yes, of course. We would be delighted to speak to you about your legacy to IntoUniversity. Please call us on 020 7243 0242. You can also email legacies@intouniversity.org, or write to us at IntoUniversity Head Office, 95 Sirdar Road, London, W11 4EQ.

 

Q: Do I have to tell IntoUniversity that I have left a legacy to the charity?

A: No – it is absolutely up to you whether you inform us of your legacy. We know that making your Will is a very private matter. We would however love to hear from you if you have left us a legacy so that we can thank you properly and show you some of the things we hope to do with your gift.

 

Q: Can I avoid inheritance tax by leaving a gift to IntoUniversity?

A: A gift left to IntoUniversity in your Will won’t count towards the value of your estate. You can therefore reduce or eliminate inheritance tax by leaving a legacy. To find out more visit the inheritance tax pages on the gov.uk website. 

Get in touch

If you'd like to speak to someone about leaving a legacy to IntoUniversity, please call our Head Office team on 020 7243 0242 - we'd love to hear from you.

You can also email legacies@intouniversity.org to find out more.