How you can make a difference
By remembering Salisbury Arts Centre in your will, you could benefit future audiences so that they too can experience our varied programme that entertains, uplifts and inspires. Every legacy we receive – no matter how small – is a lasting gift that will enrich and help others for years to come. Legacies can also help us to continue our extensive range of education and outreach projects, so your gift will have a strong impact on the wider community.
Salisbury Arts Centre needs to maintain and build its financial resources to meet tomorrow’s challenges – not just rising costs, but also reduced government funding. Legacies allow us to plan ahead in the knowledge that funding will be available in the future. We understand that this may be a sensitive matter, so any inquiries will be treated in the strictest confidence.
How you can benefit
Gifts to charities such as Salisbury Arts Centre can help to minimise inheritance tax. All charitable donations are tax free and as of April 2012, the government has discounted the rate of Inheritance Tax from 40% to 36% for anyone leaving at least 10% of their estate to charity. On a £1m estate, for example, this means that a 10% donation will only cost your beneficiaries £16,200 but Salisbury Arts Centre would receive £67,500. Leaving a legacy can therefore be one way of keeping the taxman away from your hard-earned resources, while enabling you to support us without an immediate financial outlay. Any size of gift will be put to good use at Salisbury Arts Centre, so even if you have not previously thought about charitable giving in your will, please consider supporting our work by leaving a gift for future generations to benefit from.
How to leave a legacy
Gifts can come in many forms, from a specific amount of money to a percentage of your residuary estate. If you are preparing a new will, we recommend that you consult your solicitor about the legal details. If you already have a will, you can simply make an amandment (a codicil) to include us. In either case you will need to know the following information:
Charity name: St Edmunds Arts Trust LTD, trading as Salisbury Arts Centre
Address: Salisbury Arts Centre, Bedwin Street, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP1 3UT
Charity registration number: 1023945
If you have any questions, we are happy to give advice about the process, whatever stage you are currently at. We would be grateful if you would let us know if you are considering a legacy as this will help us to plan ahead for the future of the arts centre and also give us a chance to thank you personally.