Why make a bequest?

Your legacy will help us continue our work for generations to come. A bequest also enables us to acknowledge your generosity during your lifetime and keep you informed of our progress.

What types of charitable bequest can I make?

When making a charitable bequest you may choose to leave:

  • a specific sum of money
  • a percentage of your estate
  • a residual bequest (whatever is left after all other gifts and costs have been deducted from your estate)
  • a gift of property, shares or insurance policies

Ask your legal adviser about the variety of charitable requests you can make.

How do I make NCC a beneficiary in my will?

We suggest using the following wording in your will, but it is also important to check with your legal adviser:

"I devise and bequeath to the Nature Conservation Council of NSW Inc, free of all taxes and other deductions [amount and/or type of bequest] to be used for the general purposes of the council, and the receipt of the secretary or other proper officer of the said council shall be sufficient discharge to my trustee."

Are there any other details I need to give my legal adviser?

It may be useful provide our full business details:

Nature Conservation Council of NSW Inc
ABN: 96 716 360 601
PO Box 20232, World Square, NSW, 2002
Phone: (02) 9516 1488

More information

For more information, please email Philanthropy Manager Steve Clarke at sclarke@nature.org.au, or phone (02) 9516 1488.