If the Festival has inspired, enraptured and entertained you over the years, please think about including a gift in your will.
Depending on your preference you can instruct your solicitor to dedicate the funds either directly to the Edinburgh International Festival Society (Scottish charity no. SC004694) if you would like the Festival to use your gift within the first year or two following its receipt. Or alternatively, if you would prefer to make a gift for perpetuity, then you should instruct that your will should ask for funds to be given to the Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund (Scottish charity no. SC004511).
Please also include the Festival’s full address: Edinburgh International Festival, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE
About the Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund
The Edinburgh International Festival Endowment Fund was established to support the work of the Edinburgh International Festival. The objective was to create a capital fund, the income from which could be applied by the Trustees to support the Festival Director in special initiatives. Since its beginning in 1989 the fund has enabled the Festival Director to programme exceptional projects which, while not natural targets for commercial sponsorship, are fundamental to maintaining the character of the Festival. Contributions to the Endowment Fund will help secure the future of the Edinburgh International Festival for generations to come.
Types of Legacies
There are different ways in which you can leave a gift in your will to the Festival.
Residual – Leave whatever is left or a percentage of your estate once all your other gifts and costs have been met. This is the residue of your estate. Residuary legacies keep up with inflation and can help your gift go further as the value of your estate increases, so does your legacy. For these reasons we recommend that you consider a residuary share to the Festival.
Pecuniary – a specific sum of money left to the Festival. Please remember that inflation may impact on the value of this legacy.
Specific – an item eg. your home, stocks and shares
Revisionary / Life interest – you can choose to leave a gift to family and friends during their lifetime. Upon their death the legacy would then be reverted to someone else or to a charity.
If you already have a will and wish to add a gift to the Edinburgh International Festival, this can be done using a Codicil. A Codicil need not change the terms of your current will, it can simply add a new instruction. Please make sure you store the Codicil with your original will. You can download a Codicil form here.
Where your money will go
Gifts from supporters help us programme performances of the highest calibre, and present to the widest audiences. The dedication of gifts is identified by the artistic Festival Director each year.
You may however have a particular area of the Festival’s programme that you are passionate about and wish to channel your support towards. We ask that you contact us so that we can help ensure that your gift will be allocated as you wish, and to ensure that we will be able to comply with your wishes. Please see Remembering Festival Friends for examples of previous dedications.
For further information and to discuss in confidence how your legacy can help the Festival and its long term future please phone Julie Waugh, Senior Individual Giving Co-ordinator +44 (0)131 473 2064 email@example.com