Giving through legacies
For more information on how your church can encourage legacy giving in your parish, please order our Free PCC Legacy Toolkit today. This pack provides a range of resources and helpful guidance on giving through legacies.
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Guidance of Receiving a legacy
If a Parochial Church Council (PCC) is a named beneficiary in a will, the PCC are responsible for liaising with the Executor to administer the gift correctly, and ensure they use the funds for their charitable Christian Ecclesiastical purposes.
PCC Meeting following a legacy notification
Once you have received notification of a legacy, it is a good idea to bring the PCC together to notify them of the gift. We have produced this resource to help set out what some of the PCC’s principles should be following a legacy notification and the process of prayerfully considering the different possibilities of a specific legacy.
PCC Guide to Inheritance Tax
Legacy gifts are exempt from Inheritance Tax (IHT). We’ve produced a two page resource explaining what IHT is and how it applies to a legacy left to your PCC.
Guide for churches: Code of Fundraising Practice
As with all the ways we encourage giving within our churches, it is important that all churches abide by the Code of Fundraising Practice.
You must take into account the needs of a giver who may be in vulnerable circumstances or need extra support to make an informed decision. If you suspect that a giver lacks the capacity to make a decision, they should not be asked for a gift. If you discover this lack of capacity at a later point, the gift must be returned.
We have produced a simple guidance document for Churches, which highlights the values underpinned within the Code and some of the key standards that apply to all giving.