How you can help

One constant feature of the grant-making process is the excess of demand over supply. For that reason, the Trust welcomes legacies and donations. They will enable the trustees to extend the scope of their work in promoting and maintaining a high standard of choral services in churches and cathedrals throughout England, Wales and Ireland. It was this objective, which is now under threat from the lack of necessary resources, which Ouseley did so much to encourage.

Donations

Please send your donation - large or small - to Martin Williams, PO Box 281, Stamford, Lincolnshire PE9 9BU. Please click here to download a Gift Aid declaration: completion will enable the Trust to increase the value of your gift by nearly 30% at no cost to yourself.

Give as you Earn

Tax efficient donations can also be made through the payroll giving scheme usually known as Give as you Earn. Your employer will deduct your donation from your gross salary and you can nominate which charity will receive it. Ask your employer if they run such a scheme.

Remembering the Trust in your Will

There are two main types of legacy: Residuary being the remainder of your estate after taxes, expenses and other legacies have been paid; and Pecuniary being a specific sum of money. The suggested wording for each type of legacy is set out below.

Residuary:
"I give all my property not otherwise disposed of by this my Will subject to and after payment of my funeral and testamentary expenses to the Ouseley Trust for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of the Clerk or other proper officer thereof for the time being shall be sufficient discharge."

Pecuniary:
"I give to the Ouseley Trust the sum of [in words] free of duty for the general purposes thereof, and I declare that the receipt of the Clerk or other proper officer thereof for the time being shall be sufficient discharge."

Please remember that inflation causes a pecuniary legacy to lose its value over a period of time. You can mitigate this by reviewing your Will regularly or by dividing your estate into shares or percentages and bequeathing some or all of them to the Trust. You are strongly advised to consult your solicitor or other adviser if you are uncertain as to how best to express your wishes. This need not be expensive.

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