Legacies

Leave a legacy to Cogges

Leaving a legacy is one of the most important and enduring ways in which you can support Cogges. You can make a lasting contribution to the future of Cogges by remembering Cogges Heritage Trust in your will. Whatever the amount, your bequest will have an impact in enabling the Trust to preserve this remarkable ancient landscape and farmstead and to enrich the lives of visitors and the local community for current and future generations.

Legacies will create a special fund which Trustees will use to support projects and activities that further the Trust’s objectives of preservation, access and education, and help to secure Cogges’ long-term future.

How to leave a legacy

Cogges is a registered charity so any bequest that you make to the Cogges Heritage trust will be exempt from inheritance tax and leaving a legacy gift in your Will is more straightforward than people think. It is important to make sure that your Will does exactly what you want it to. Gifts to Cogges or any charity can be a specified sum of money (a pecuniary gift) or a proportion of your residuary estate (a residuary gift). Many people choose to leave some or all of their residuary estate to charity; once you have made provision for family and friends, the residue provides an excellent opportunity to give support to the charities which matter most to you.

By leaving more than 10 per cent of your estate to charity you can also benefit in an overall reduction in inheritance tax from 40 per cent to 36 per cent. This could reduce the amount of tax that may have to be paid out of your estate, leaving more for all the beneficiaries. For UK taxpayers there has never been a better time to consider leaving a charitable legacy.

For more information

If you would like to leave a legacy to Cogges, we recommend that you speak to your solicitor.  If you would like to talk to someone about the contribution your legacy could make please contact the Director, Colin Shone (director@cogges.org.uk) or Chair of Trustees, Judy Niner (judy.niner@cogges.org.uk).