Thank you for your interest in including a gift to the University of Sheffield in your Will. ‘Legacy gifts’ of this kind are extremely important to the future development of the University.
To request a Legacy brochure, please fill in our Legacy Enquiry Form or download a copy by clicking Legacy Brochure
A legacy gift is often the most significant gift a person ever makes. Whatever you want to achieve – supporting higher education or research, developing Sheffield’s campus, helping your department or our students directly – your legacy gift will be a way to continue your positive influence on progress.
We are an exempt charity, which means that any sum left to the University in a Will is free of tax. This is true whether you leave your gift unrestricted, or whether you express a wish for your gift to be used for a particular purpose.
We will be happy to talk to you about any ideas you have, or any areas of the University that are of particular interest to you.
You may be interested to hear that any estate which leaves at least 10% of its taxable wealth to a charitable cause will be able to take advantage of a reduced rate in Inheritance Tax, from its normal level of 40% down to 36%. For more information about the changes please visit the Legacy 10 website or click on the logo.
Including a gift of any size in your Will is easy to do, and will give you the opportunity to help shape the future of a great University.
See our page Recent Legacy Stories to see how legacy gifts have made a difference.