Give in your will

A gift can make a lasting difference to future generations, inspiring our students to enquire, innovate and bring real change to the world we live in.

Every gift is precious and will make a huge impact on our work, no matter what the size. You can specify exactly how it's used if you feel passionate about some aspect of Cardiff University – a building, your school of study, a subject area or research project. Please get in touch and we'll be delighted to discuss this with you.

If you've already named Cardiff University in your will – thank you. We would love to officially offer our gratitude for your generous gift, so please complete our legacy pledge form (you can tell us as little or as much as you like) and return it to us at the address listed on the form.

Your questions answered

Yes, and we would be delighted to hear that you've left us a gift, but we appreciate that a will is a very private and personal matter. Any information you do share with us will be treated in the strictest confidence and is not legally binding.

We would love to have the opportunity to express our gratitude and thanks in your lifetime, and to keep you up to date about progress at Cardiff University. You will become a member of the Sir Martin Evans Circle, so that we can recognise your generosity, and include your name on our Register of Bequests. Alternatively, you can remain anonymous, if you prefer.

Yes. It is straightforward to add a codicil to your will. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on this.

Yes. One of the great things about making a will is that you can leave a small percentage rather than a specific amount. After you have looked after your family and friends, leaving a percentage of the remainder of your estate is a great way of making a difference to a cause you care about. Also, it won't be affected by inflation.

Yes. Gifts can be made to preserve the memory of your own name, or to honour the names of family or friends.

You could name an annual book prize in a chosen subject, a scholarship to attract and support the best students, or even a building, dependant on the level of your gift. We would be delighted to discuss this with you further and make some suggestions.

Yes, you can. We can offer you the opportunity set up an endowment fund for a specific purpose, giving you the choice of how your gift is spent in years to come. An endowed gift in one which is invested by Cardiff University, with the income spent annually to provide a steady source of funding each year.

Endowing your gift is a unique opportunity to give your support in perpetuity and create an ongoing association with Cardiff University.

All gifts in wills should be made to "Cardiff University, Development and Alumni Relations Office, Deri House, 2-4 Park Grove, Cardiff, CF10 3PA (registered Charity No. 1136855)".

We also have some suggested forms of wording for your will. If you would like to discuss something not covered here, please get in touch with Eleanor Hewett, Development Officer, on or +44 (0)2920 870372 and she will be pleased to help you come up with a form of wording that's right for you.

Yes. We would be delighted to welcome you here so you can see Cardiff University as it is today and hear about our plans for the future.

Please contact Eleanor Hewett, Development Officer, on or +44 (0)2920 870372 to arrange a visit to the area of your choice.

Yes. As a registered charity (no. 1136855), we gratefully accept gifts from everyone, regardless of whether you studied here or not. It might be that you have an affinity with the city of Cardiff, a keen interest in some of our research, or maybe you work (or used to work) at the University, or have a son or daughter who studied here.

Whatever your link to us, we would welcome being a beneficiary in your will and knowing you better.

When it comes to inheritance tax, we advise you to obtain further information from the Inland Revenue Capital Taxes Office. You can also ring them on +44 (0) 0845 30 20 900.

For more information on leaving a gift in your will, or to arrange a visit to the University, please contact:

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Eleanor Hewett

Senior Development Manager

+44 (0)29 2087 0372