A gift in your will is hope for the future
In the moments we feel truly lost and helpless, hope is everything. Yet too often, those experiencing homelessness feel hopeless.
This is why a gift in your will to St Mungo’s is so meaningful: it isn’t just a quick fix; it is a lasting legacy of hope. Will you give the gift of hope today?Write your will for free
How to leave a gift in your will
Leaving a gift of any size will provide hope for people rebuilding their lives. To leave a legacy to St Mungo’s, you just need:
St Mungo Community Housing Association
3 Thomas More Square, Tower Hill
London E1W 1YW
Registered charity number: 1149085
How do I include St Mungo’s in my will?
If you would like to include St Mungo’s in your will, you can create or update your will with any practising solicitor, or through our free will writing service. All you’ll need is our address and registered charity number, listed above.
How can I update my will?
You can contact your solicitor or use our free will writing service to update your will. If using the free service, enquire first about the changes you'd like, as some may incur a fee.
I don’t have a solicitor, can St Mungo’s help?
Through our free will writing service, you can speak with local solicitors who can help you write or update your will.
Can I write a joint will with my partner?
Joint wills, sometimes known as mirror wills, are a popular option for couples. Sometimes solicitors can offer these at a lower cost than creating two separate wills. Our free will writing services can support you to create a simple joint will for you and your partner. However, for more complex wills, you may have to supplement the cost.
Are there any tax benefits to leaving a charitable gift?
If your estate is worth more than £325,000, inheritance tax is usually charged at 40% for anything above this threshold. This may vary depending on the situation, so please check with your solicitor.
There are two potential tax benefits that could arise from leaving St Mungo’s a gift in your will. Firstly, charitable gifts are exempt from inheritance tax, so including a charitable gift in your estate would reduce the amount of tax due from the estate. Secondly, there is a tax reduction for those leaving 10% or more of their estate to charity. This reduced rate is typically 36%, as opposed to 40%.
How much money do I need to leave a legacy?
We are grateful for each and every gift, no matter how large or small. Leaving a gift of any size to St Mungo's will truly make a difference to those working to rebuild their lives.
Can I support a particular project or area of work?
You can personalise a gift in your will by supporting a particular project or area of St Mungo's work; such as housing, education and training, or women's only services. It's helpful to be flexible in these wishes, as we must constantly change and adapt to ensure we're providing the most effective service for people experiencing homelessness. If you'd like to support a specific project or service, please contact us.
Can St Mungo’s act as an executor to my estate?
Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to act as an executor to your estate.
What should I do after including St Mungo’s in my will?
There's nothing else you need to do once you've finished writing or updating your will. We would, however, be very grateful if you could let us know that you have left us a gift in your will. We would love to thank you for your generosity, and it also helps us to plan for the future.
We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org