We have all seen the impact of tightening budgets and funding cuts on many sectors in our society, including the arts – recently, the BBC’s attempt to disband The BBC Singers and downsize its orchestras made national headlines. In the face of challenges like these, the secure future of classical music in this country can no longer be taken for granted.
The opportunity for you to secure your lasting legacy to church music and the future of the LFCCM – without making any financial commitment in your lifetime – is by leaving a bequest in your Will. Bequests go into the Festival’s endowment fund, which is used to ensure the Festival’s ongoing financial security and independence for generations to come.
As a registered charity, any gift to the Festival in your Will is exempt from inheritance tax and, where tax is payable, a gift of at least 10% of your taxable estate can reduce the tax payable from 40% to 36%. This form of estate planning ensures that you maximise the value of your estate for the people and the causes that you most wish to benefit.
Your lasting legacy will be reflected in new commissions, live performances, educational programmes, and supporting the development of church music in perpetuity.
To discuss making a bequest to the Festival, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. All conversations are kept in complete confidence. We look forward to talking with you, or your professional adviser, about how the Festival can honour your wishes and continue “to sing to the Lord a new song”.
The London Festival of Contemporary Church Music is a registered charity, number 1199196.