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Your Gift to Future Audiences
Supporting the Edinburgh International Festival in your will.

As a charity we rely heavily on the generosity of our supporters to enable this world-class cultural event to take place each year. For some, the best way to make a contribution is by leaving a gift in their will, and these gifts are ever increasingly vital in helping to safeguard the Festival’s future.

By having a valid and up to date will in place you can ensure that your nearest and dearest are provided for, as well as helping the causes that are close to your heart. Help make a difference to tomorrow’s audiences by pledging your support to Edinburgh International Festival today. Further information is available below or by downloading a copy of our legacy information sheet.

How your gift will be used
Gifts received can either go towards the core programming costs of the Festival, can be dedicated to supporting a particular artist or company attending the Festival, or your gift could be invested in our Endowment Fund, which provides a major source of funding for special projects at the Festival. Every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference to the future of the Festival.

If you are considering leaving a gift in your will to the Edinburgh International Festival, please consider how you wish your gift to be used:


Types of legacy

Below you can find out more information about the different types of legacy available to you when writing your will.

Remember
When including a gift to the Festival in your will, as well as including the charity number and name, please also include the Festival’s registered address: Edinburgh International Festival, The Hub, Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.

Using a Codicil
If you already have a will and wish to add a gift to the 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. 

Contact us
Please contact us for a confidential chat, or for more information on leaving a gift in your will or commemorating the life of a loved one.

Phone: +44 (0)131 473 2064
Mail: Legacy Team
Edinburgh International Festival
The Hub
Castlehill
Edinburgh
EH1 2NE
Email: julie.waugh@eif.co.uk

Alternatively, please request our pledge form. It is not binding in any way, but can help us plan for the future. We appreciate that your will is a very personal matter and that some people would prefer not to disclose details. Please be assured that any information you provide will be treated with respect and in the utmost confidence.

When making a will, please also seek professional advice by talking to your solicitor. If you would like help choosing a solicitor visit The Law Society of Scotland or The Law Society of England and Wales.

Every gift, no matter how large or small, will make a difference to the future of the Festival. If you are considering remembering the Festival in your will – thank you.

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