Gift in Wills

The difference your gift could make

The generosity of people who have left us gifts in their Wills ensures that we can help secure the future of the North York Moors.

Most of the Trust’s work is funded by individuals – people just like you – and our most vital income comes from people leaving gifts in Wills. We couldn’t do what we do without them.

You don’t have to be wealthy to leave a gift in your Will to help us and nor do you need to exclude loved ones. Whatever the amount – big or small – we’re extremely grateful for any gift that is left to the Trust, after you have looked after family and friends.

A gift of just 1% will make a real difference to supporting our charitable work

Rest assured that whatever gift you leave will be used wisely and effectively. The Trust works closely with the North York Moors National Park Authority and other bodies that share our aims. This means we can make the most of the donations we receive to ensure they are spent on making a real difference.

 

The different ways you can make a gift

There are three main types of gifts we can accept. You’ll find an explanation and some suggested wording to use on these pages. If you’d like to know anything more, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Leaving a gift to a charity like the North York Moors National Park Trust could have tax advantages too.

A gift for general purposes

This will benefit our priority programmes at the time, allowing us to use the funds where they’re needed most. You can either leave a specific amount of money, which is known as a Pecuniary Bequest, or a share of what’s left over after all your wishes have been carried out, which is a Residuary Bequest.

If you’d like to leave a Pecuniary Bequest, you might find this wording helpful:

‘I bequeath to the North York Moors National Park Trust of The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York YO62 5BP Registered Charity No. 1170387 the sum of £____ for its general purposes.’

If you’d like to leave a Residuary Bequest:

‘I bequeath to the North York Moors National Park Trust of The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP Registered Charity No. 1170387 __% of the residue of my estate for its general purposes.’

If you are leaving a set sum please consider linking it to the Retail Price Index to prevent its value decreasing with inflation.

A gift for a particular purpose

If you would prefer to help an individual aspect of our work, the following wording is suggested.

‘I bequeath to the North York Moors National Park Trust of The Old Vicarage, Bondgate, Helmsley, York, YO62 5BP Registered Charity No. 1170387 (specify sum or share of residue) with the request that it be used for its (e.g. educational) work.’

We will always follow your wishes unless subsequent circumstances have made it not possible (e.g. in the event we are not at the time able to cover a specific aspect of work named). The broader the area of work chosen, the easier it is likely to be for your wishes to be followed. If you have something particular in mind that you’d like to support with a gift, please call us to discuss your wishes.

If you include the North York Moors National Park Trust in your Will

Should you be kind enough to include a gift to the Trust in your Will, please let us know. We appreciate that some people prefer to keep this private but we would really like to say thank you!

We’d love to hear from you

A gift in your Will is a wonderful way to protect the wildlife and landscapes you care so much about. It’s also vital to our future.

So, if you are thinking about helping us look after the special places in our care, please get in contact to advise us of your wishes. If you have any questions about making a Will, please feel free to get in touch at any time. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have – and of course everything will be in complete confidence.

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Tom Hind – Chair Credit: Polly A Baldwin