Charitable Legacy Service

We offer a flexible way to leave one gift in your Will to benefit as many charities as you like.

Leaving multiple charitable legacies in your Will involves a lot of work, which is why we've designed our service to make it easy for you and your executors.

Here's how it works:

  • Name CAF in your Will - we give you the exact wording to make this step easy.
  • Identify the charities you'd like to support. If you are unsure of who to give to, our expert advisors can help you select charities, or charitable causes, that are important to you.
  • List the charities or charitable causes in your Letter of Wishes and send it to us.

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Why choose our Legacy Service?

CAF flexible choice of charity

It's flexible

Each time your choice of charities changes, just send us a new Letter of Wishes at no cost to you.

CAF no transfer fees

It's practical

By naming us as the only charity, you save time and costs for your executors, meaning more money could be available for your charities.

CAF guaranteed secure payments

It's secure

As a registered charity, we can ensure any tax benefits that your estate attracts will be valid.

CAF confidential communication

It's confidential

We won't share your Letter of Wishes with anyone, unless you want us to, which means your choices will remain private.

Tax-effective giving from an inheritance

If you have received a legacy, you may decide that you would like all, or a part of it, to be donated to charity.

However, you may not want to donate the money all at once, and you might want some time to choose which causes to support - if so, we can help.

A Deed of Variation to a Will is a flexible, tax-effective way to create a charitable giving fund from a legacy that you have received.

Create a flexible gift in 3 simple steps
Deed of Variation

Our case studies

Be inspired by our stories of how legacies left by generous CAF Legacy donors are helping to make a lasting difference to charitable causes around the world. View all of our Legacy case studies here.
CAF Charitable Legacy University of Oxford case study

£277,000 boost for sight loss research

  • The Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences

How a CAF Legacy is helping support cutting-edge studies into macular disease, the biggest cause of sight loss in the UK.

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CAF Charitable Legacy Sewing Circle case study

Tackling rural isolation stitch by stitch

  • Crickhowell local sewing group

How a CAF Legacy is funding a local sewing group in Wales, to help share skills and combat loneliness.

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University of East Anglia Legacy case study

Helping emerging entrepreneurs

  • University of East Anglia (UAE)

'Helping the man on the street' – how a CAF Legacy is helping to transform the lives of young entrepreneurial minds at UEA.

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CAF Charitable Legacies case study 25th Peterborough (Paston) Scout Group

Empowering local causes and communities

  • The CAF Tourle Foundation Fund

How £4.5million has been awarded, thanks to a generous CAF Legacy donor, to support small organisations.

Be inspired by our case study
CAF Legacy Swannington Heritage Trust case study

Preserving the past for a brighter future

  • Swannington Heritage Trust

How a CAF Legacy is helping to finance plans to restore 200 year-old Hough Mill to its former glory.

Read about the impact a legacy can achieve

CAF Charitable Legacy Service Wigmore Hall case study

Striking the right chord

  • Wigmore Hall

How a CAF Legacy is helping Wigmore Hall attract a younger audience to live music events (photo credit: Esmé Quartet © Benjamin Ealovega).

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