Legacy Donations

Once your loved ones have been taken care of, you may want to consider leaving a legacy donation in your will.

Legacy donations can have a huge impact on charities like ours. By leaving The Rivers Trust a gift in your will, you can leave a lasting legacy on this planet. Your money will fund projects that protect the rivers and wildlife far into the future, with impacts which last far longer than a lifetime.

No matter how big or small, we appreciate all donations. There are three different types of charitable gifts that you can leave in your will:

  • Residuary legacy donations. You can specify a percentage of your estate to give The Rivers Trust. This percentage is calculated once every other element of your will has been fulfilled.
  • Pecuniary legacy donations. You can leave a specific monetary amount to The Rivers Trust
  • A specific item. You can choose to leave The Rivers Trust a specific item—from something as small as a ring to something as large as a house

What can legacy donations achieve?

A crystal clear chalk stream, flowing gently through the heart of an ancient woodland. A meandering river, buzzing with life. A child paddling in their local stream, wondering at the fish and insects which call it home. A family of water voles thriving in a pristine habitat.

Money you leave to The Rivers Trust will be put to work in vital conservation projects. This could mean removing artificial barriers so fish can migrate freely; it could be creating new habitats, planting trees and developing new wetlands; it could mean alleviating the burden of plastic pollution by carrying out clean-ups; or it could mean teaching school children to love and care for rivers. With your help, we can guarantee the future of our rivers as thriving ecosystems, bursting with life—both human and wild!

How can I leave a legacy donation to The Rivers Trust?

Send an email to info@theriverstrust.org and we'll be in touch with more information on how you can leave a legacy donation.