PhotoVoice relies on funding from a wide range of sources, including donations. Remembering PhotoVoice by leaving a gift in your will can help us develop and run our innovative projects well into the future, buy cameras and equipment, support exhibitions of of beneficiaries’ work – enabling us to help underrepresented communities across the world to have their voice heard through photography and bring about positive social change.
The majority of our funding goes towards designing and delivering programmes with underrepresented communities and individuals. It can take weeks and months to prepare a project, but this time ensures that our projects are ethically responsible, will positively help our participants, will contribute to debates, policy and campaigns, as well as help support other organisations in their work.
Much of this preparation time is unfunded but is of vital importance, and your legacy gift can help us to design and deliver the most effective and ethical projects possible.
You can even specify a particular project or issue that your gift will support.
“Before I was a simple housewife, but now that I am part of PhotoVoice, I feel that my messages are being communicated beyond me and I am making a difference.”
Project Participant, MAMPU
“I like photography because photographs stay forever. 100 years later people will still see them and remember that this person did some good; that this person is still here, still standing.”
Project Participant, New Londoners
“From photography I received a good learning. My ambition is to become a journalist. My photos show tsunami victims. I wish to thank Annie and Gilly who came to teach us photography. I hope these photographs will help the tsunami victims.”
Project Participant, Making Waves
If you would like to leave a legacy to PhotoVoice you can do so by giving a gift in your will. If you are kindly considering leaving a gift in your will to PhotoVoice, then the following wording can be used
If you have already made a will and now wish to add PhotoVoice as a beneficiary, you can ask a solicitor to help you complete a simple Codicil form. A Codicil is a legal document that is used to make minor changes to your will. You will need to sign the form in the presence of two independent witnesses and should keep it in a safe place along with your will. A beneficiary of your will or their spouse or civil partner cannot witness your Codicil.
The above is provided for guidance only. We recommend that you take professional advice from a solicitor to ensure the legacy meets your personal circumstances.
If you have already remembered PhotoVoice or intend to do so, please complete the form bellow. This will enable us to thank you and to appropriately stay in touch. Alternatively you can print out and send this PDF version – Legacy Form
If you would like to discuss how you could remember PhotoVoice in your will, we would be happy to talk to you about how your gift could benefit our future work.
You can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44(0)33 3011 7781
Beneficiary: A person or organisation who will receive a gift in your will.
Codicil: A supplement to your will to make a change or addition to your existing will.
Estate: The total sum of all your possessions.
Executor: A person charged with ensuring that your wishes expressed in your will are carried out. Executors can also be beneficiaries.
Inheritance tax: The tax levied on your estate if it is worth over £325,000. If you leave a gift in your will to a charity, this will reduce the tax paid by your estate.
Legacy/bequest: A gift you leave in your will.
Pecuniary legacy: A gift of a set sum of money.
Residuary legacy: A gift of part or the entire residue of your estate after all debts, taxes, costs and other gifts have been paid, which can be of any size.
Reversionary legacy: A gift in your will that reverts to another beneficiary (such as a charity) when the original beneficiary dies. For example, after the second death in a marriage, you could request a charity receives the gift.
Specific legacy: A gift of a particular item in your will.
Witness: A witness to your signature on your will. A witness cannot be a beneficiary.
Please note: you should seek professional advice from a solicitor when making a will.
Kate Watson 2016 | PhotoVoice | Christian Aid | ‘BRACED’ | Ethiopia