Leave a Legacy

Making a gift to the Federation in your will is one way you can help to support future generations of performers. There are a number of types of gifts that you can leave to us in your will, which include:

Residuary legacy - This is when you leave a portion of what you own to us, after your family and friends have received what you want to give them. It might be as small as 1% or as large as 100%, or anywhere in between. 

Pecuniary legacy - this is a cash gift in the form of a fixed sum.

A specific gift - this is a particular named item, for example a piece of jewellery or other property.

Reversionary legacy - this which is when you leave assets to your loved one for the duration of their life. When they die, your Will could be written so that a legacy could be left to the Federation at that time.

The Federation is a registered charity so giving to us in your will is a cost-effective way to donate because the gift is exempt from inheritance tax.

Our Promise to you

The Federation will:

  • understand that your family and loved ones come first.
  • understand that leaving a legacy is a big decision. We know it’s a decision you will want to make in your own time.
  • respect your wishes. Your money will always be your money.  If you desire your money to be spent in a specific area; we will make sure this is arranged.
  • respect your right to privacy and understand if you don’t want to tell us about your decision, though we’d love to have the opportunity to say thank you.
  • use your gift effectively, wisely and carefully so it creates the most impact
  • understand if you change your mind about leaving us a gift in your will.

Large or small, your kind gift will help to support the work of the Federation for generations to come.

Get the wording right

To make sure we can receive your kind gift,  we ask that you use our full name, charity number and address as follows:

The British and International Federation of Festivals for Music, Dance and Speech,
Festivals House
198 Park Lane
SK11 6UD

Registered Charity Number 213125 (England and Wales)

Find a solicitor

The Law Society can help you find a solicitor in your area.

For more information, call 020 7242 1222 or visit the Law Society website.