Leave a lasting gift

Your legacy

Leaving a gift in your will is a way of showing you care about others in Exeter and Devon. After showing you care for your family and friends, why not consider those less fortunate in your community?
This kind gift can make a huge difference to a charity like ours. It helps us run projects to support people trying to get back on their feet and to build a better future for themselves and their families. 
We live in harsh economic times. As a result vulnerable people in our communities increasingly rely on the support of charities. Your legacy will help that work continue. 

What will your legacy be?

If you have already made a Will but you want to leave a legacy to ECI you can make an additional or change it without re-writing your current Will. This addition is called a codicil.
If you have any questions about leaving a legacy please contact us directly and we will be very happy to discuss this with you. There are also some very helpful websites for further guidance:

Charity Choice
Remember a charity

What can your gift achieve?

Exeter Community Initiatives prides itself on the fact that we are constantly evaluating the way we support our community to make sure we are helping those most in need.

Your donation can help develop fledgling projects: The Bike Bank was set up with support from donations.

It can bridge a funding gap and prevent projects from closing: Thanks to our supporters’ donations, Transitions was able to continue until it was given the money for a five year grant.

Here are a few types of gifts you can leave us in your Will:

  • A share of your estate. After you have provided for your family and friends, you can leave a share, or the remainder, of your estate to us. This is called a residuary gift.
  • Cash gift. This is when you leave an exact sum of money to us. It’s known as a pecuniary gift.
  • A specific gift. It might be a valuable piece of jewellery or a painting.
  • A gift in trust. You can leave a gift for someone to use over a period of time. When the time has ended, the gift can be passed on to other recipients, such as a charity.