Leave a gift in your Will

    Leaving a gift to Cornwall Community Foundation in your Will is an incredible way to make a lasting impact in your community. We know it can be difficult to choose which charities to support, which is why many donors choose to give via the Foundation to reach a diverse range of local causes.

    A gift to Cornwall Community Foundation in your Will means we can continue to support local people and communities for generations to come, there different ways you can do this:

    • Support Cornwall: by naming Cornwall Community Foundation as a beneficiary in a Will, funds can be used across the Duchy to support a range of good causes and respond to urgent need.
    • Support an existing fund: we have more than 70 existing funds supporting a range of local communities and themes, such as youth projects and mental health. You may wish to leave a gift in you Will to an existing fund that fits well with your interests.
    • Creating a named fund: larger gifts can be used to establish a named fund with the Foundation which acts much like a charitable trust. For example, a bequest of £25,000 can be used to create a permanent fund, held in our endowment, which will be carefully invested. The income from the fund will then be given away in grants each year in line with your wishes.

    If you would like to have a confidential call or visit to learn more about leaving a gift in your Will to Cornwall Community Foundation, please contact our Development Director, Tamara Sherston-Baker on 01566 779333 or tamara@cornwallfoundation.com

    We always recommend that you seek professional advice from a solicitor before writing or amending your Will. If including a gift to support Cornwall in your Will, you will need to provide your solicitor with our contact details:

    Cornwall Community Foundation, Suite 1, Sheers Barton, Lawhitton, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9NJ. Registered Charity no 1099977.

    Charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax and could help reduce the total amount of tax paid on your estate. Anyone leaving at least 10% of their estate in their will to charity benefits from an effective reduction in inheritance tax from 40% to 36%.


    Look at our case studies to see how grants are supporting communities across Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly.