Leaving a gift in your will

As a charity, we depend on legacies and donations to help us continue our vital work. Leaving us a gift in your will means that we can continue to protect places and spaces.

Together we can work to keep these places special forever © National Trust

Together we can work to keep these places special forever

How you can help

When a place comes into our care, we agree to look after it forever. That’s why, as a charity with no government funding, we depend on gifts in wills to keep our places special.

Help the place you love live for ever

Do you have a place that’s close to your heart? A picturesque spot on the coast, perhaps? Or a secluded garden where you stroll with loved ones? By leaving us a gift in your will, you can help us take care of your special places for ever, for everyone.

It doesn’t matter if your gift is large or small. Whatever you pledge will help protect the places you love, so that future generations can create their own precious memories. And we promise that every penny will go to the property or project that you choose.

Find out more

If you are thinking about leaving us a gift we have lots of information to help you. There’s our step-by-step guide to leaving a gift in your will, plus stories of the lasting difference that legacies can make. You could even join us at our legacy events and hear more about how we keep places special for ever. If you’d like to come along please call us on 01793 817699. Or you can email us.

Get in touch

If you need detailed advice, or simply want to chat about your plans, our legacy team is here for you. Simply call us on 01793 817699 during the week between 8am and 4pm. Whatever we talk about will be in complete confidence. If you prefer you can always email us or drop us a line at: The Legacies Team, National Trust, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2NA.

Leaving a legacy

Your guide on how to leave a legacy to charity and what to consider when making or updating your will. We include some different ways to leave a bequest to the Trust.

Info for executors

Are you an executor or professional advisor? We answer some commonly asked questions. Our legacy team is here to help if you are dealing with someone’s estate.

We'd like to thank you

We appreciate that leaving a legacy is a very personal gesture. But we’d really like to thank you if you are thinking of us and show you what you’ll be helping us to achieve. Please do get in touch.

Any questions?

Our legacy team is here to give you all the help and advice you need. Simply get in touch if you need any more information.


If you’ve got any questions about making a will, leaving us a legacy or how we use legacies, we’ve pulled together a list of the frequently asked questions.

How legacies help

We’d like to show you some of the many ways that legacies help us and why they are just so important to the Trust.