Chatham House is a non-profit institute without government subsidy or significant endowment and your gift will have a lasting impact on the institute, by helping us to provide for our future ability to continue undertaking world class research with depth and impartiality.

Leaving a gift in your will or estate plans

Writing a will gives you the opportunity to make special bequests to your loved ones and causes close to your heart. A charitable gift to Chatham House makes a valuable contribution to the future of the institute’s work and could also reduce or eliminate your inheritance tax liability. 

Please consult a solicitor to find out which form of words is be most appropriate for you, and to ensure your will accurately reflects your intentions.

If you choose to leave a gift to Chatham House, we hope you let us know so that we may thank you for your generosity.

Types of legacy gift to consider

  • Pecuniary bequest – a donation of a fixed sum of money.
  • Residuary bequest – the most common type of estate gift is a gift of all or a percentage of your estate after all other debit, liabilities, payments and bequests have been made.
  • Specific or non-monetary gifts – Chatham House accepts the income from, for example, publicly traded stocks and shares, a home artwork or collections. However, we are not usually able to accept the specific assets themselves.
  • Other types of gift include reversionary gifts and adding a codicil to your will.

For further information about leaving a legacy gift to Chatham House, please contact the Donor Relations team to request a copy of our legacy brochure, ask a question, or discuss your intentions.

Contact Donor Relations
+44 (0) 20 7314 3663