How to give to conservation in your will

To correctly identify World Land Trust in your will, your solicitor will need our registered charity name, number and address:

Registered Charity name: World Land Trust

Registered Address: Blyth House, Bridge Street, Halesworth, Suffolk, IP19 8AB

Charity Registration Number: 1001291

 
 

 

We strongly recommend that you seek professional advice when writing or amending a will. Our Guide to Wills and Legacies gives some initial information, but should not be taken as legal advice.

 
 

Find out more

We would love to hear from you if you are intending to leave a legacy to World Land Trust, or if you would like to discuss our work and aims in more detail to help you reach a decision.

Please contact WLT’s Head of Communications, Viv Burton, on vburton@worldlandtrust.org or by calling the WLT offices on + 44 (0) 1986 874422

 
 

Your Legacy Questions Answered

Persian Leopard seatedIf you can’t find the answer to your question here, please do e-mail us or pick up the phone, and we will be delighted to help.

 
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    We’re often responding to urgent situations, so a legacy to WLT is most flexible if we can use the funds without any restriction. Alongside this, we understand that particular places or species may be important to you, so if you wish to specify a more exact use for your gift please speak to us directly.

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    Whatever you feel able to give will be valuable to us. You can choose to leave a sum of money, a specific item, or a share in your residual estate, which ensures funds only come to WLT after any specified legacies. Your solicitor can advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each type of bequest.

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    If your will is up to date you can sometimes use a codicil to add a legacy without having to rewrite everything. However, when doing this you should still seek legal advice as codicils can affect your existing will.

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    Not everyone has to pay inheritance tax, but charity legacies are exempt, so a legacy to WLT can help. You can find up to date information about inheritance tax on the HMRC website. Rules are complex so we would always recommend that you seek expert advice.

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    You can use a letter of wishes to ask for donations to WLT at your funeral, instead of flowers.

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    We will never publicise your gift without permission. What is more, we never pass on our supporters’ names and addresses to any third party unless strictly necessary eg. to complete processing of online donations or where we have a legal obligation. Please see our supporter privacy policy.

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    It will usually be possible to include WLT in your will, though you will certainly need professional advice to make sure you get the details right.

    If you are based in Australia, it is possible to leave your legacy directly to WLT Australia (WLT-A). To correctly identify WLT-A in your will, you will need the following details:

    Legal Name: WLT Australia Limited

    Charity ABN: 79603569697

    Charity Street Address: Unit 6, 1 Styles Street, Leichhardt, NSW 2040 AUSTRALIA