When making a will many people want to give something back to their community, or leave a bequest to their favourite charitable cause. It’s a common misconception that only wealthy people leave money to charity when they pass away. Gifts in wills, or bequests, are not just made by the rich and famous. The reality is most bequests are made by ordinary, hard working people who want to make a positive difference in their community and to other people lives.
September is Wills Month. Sorting out your will is a task that is all too easy to put off, but things could get messy for those you leave behind if you die without a valid, up-to-date will. Having a will gives you peace of mind that you have made the best provision possible for the people and causes you care about, making it easier on your family and friends if the worst should happen. Northland Community Foundation supports local charities and causes that could be important to you.
Looking for a meaningful gift that can keep on giving? By gifting a donation to Northland Community Foundation on behalf of your family, friends, colleagues or clients, you’re able to provide something of real value for your community. Through our smarter giving model, your gift will be continually reinvested to make an ongoing difference year after year.
Give by 31st March and claim 33% tax back on any donations made through Northland Community Foundation this financial year. Contact us today if you are interested in making a donation into a community endowment fund, or you can start your own fund – and, with your tax credit, you can make your giving go further.