Leave a gift in your Will and help the future of science
Create a lasting legacy, and a brighter future for science
By leaving a gift in your Will you will be supporting us to build a stronger and more hopeful future for the chemical sciences.
You will be helping us to establish new training and mentoring schemes for chemistry teachers, giving a voice to the chemical sciences community and influencing decision-makers around the world.
Find out how about the different types of legacy and how to go about setting up your Will.
How to include the Royal Society of Chemistry in your Will
Whether you have a Will already, or you are planning to write your first Will, it is advisable to visit your legal advisor, to make sure your wishes for your family and any charities can’t be misunderstood later on.
To make a gift in your Will, you may need either to create a new Will, or add a Codicil to your present Will. A Codicil is a legal document that adds to or changes an existing Will.
If you reside outside of the United Kingdom (UK), it may still be possible for you to include the Royal Society of Chemistry in your Will, however, we strongly recommend that you seek legal and financial advice in this regard.
If you have any specific requests, we encourage you to get in touch with us prior to making your Will so we can work with you to maximise the impact of your gift.
Types of legacy
There are two different types of gifts you can leave in your will to support the work of the Royal Society of Chemistry. We recommend taking legal advice to help you decide which option works best for you.
A percentage of your estate
This is called a residual gift and is typically a portion of what is left after other legacies and expenses have been paid.
A sum of money
This is called a pecuniary gift, a specific sum of money that can be index-linked to safeguard its future value.
Find out more details on leaving a gift in your will
Other ways to support us
Donate online now
You can make a single personal donation or one from a company or group, set up a regular payment, or pay in money from a collection or fundraising.
Make a major gift
Giving a large gift can support our charitable work. See what has been achieved from the major donations of others, hear from them and find out how you help.
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- Fezzan Ahmed, Philanthropy Lead