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Northern Ballet dancers perform in unison through a flood of light. Photo Emma Kauldhar.

Legacies

Remembering Northern Ballet in your Will is a very special way to support the future of the Company for years to come.

After you have provided for your loved ones, by leaving a gift in your Will you can share your passion for ballet with the next generation and ensure that future audiences have the opportunity to experience the same inspiring performances that you have enjoyed.

Every gift we receive makes a real difference to our work both on and off the stage, helping us to create new productions, revive old favourites and train the next generation of exceptional dancers.

For more information please see our FAQs below.

FAQs

Why should I make a Will?

A Will is the best way to ensure that your property and possessions are distributed according to your particular wishes after your death. Without a Will, the law could dictate how your estate is shared, which might not be as you intended. 

How can I remember Northern Ballet in my Will?

After providing for your loved ones, there are two types of gifts you could consider leaving to Northern Ballet: a Residuary Gift, which is all or a specified percentage of your estate, or a Pecuniary or Cash Gift which is a fixed amount of money.

To reach a decision that suits you, we recommend seeking legal advice. When drafting your Will, please remember to include our full name, address and registered charity number: 
Northern Ballet, 2 St Cecilia Street, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA Registered charity no. 259140 

I already have a Will, how can I update it?

If you would like to update your Will to reflect your current outlook, your solicitor can help you create a Codicil. This acts as an addendum which lists minor changes or extra gifts to your original Will.

I'm not wealthy: can I still make a gift to Northern Ballet?

You don't need to be wealthy to remember Northern Ballet in your Will. A gift of any size can make a vital difference to our work.

How will my gift be used?

Gifts in Wills are invested in our Endowment Fund to provide a longer-term return on investment. These funds are then directed wherever the need is greatest at the time.

Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift to Northern Ballet?

Yes! Gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax so your family does not have to pay tax on any gift to us. 

Furthermore, if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the tax rate on the remainder reduces from 40% to 36%. Gifts to charity can therefore benefit both your family and the causes you support. 

For further information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax 

Do I need to let Northern Ballet know that it is included in my Will?

We understand that your Will is a private document, but we would be delighted to hear from you; to thank you personally and keep you updated with our work.

Get in touch

For more information about remembering Northern Ballet in your Will, please contact:

Jennifer Young, Director of Development
jennifer.young@northernballet.com | 0113 220 8000