Leave a legacy

By committing a legacy donation to Newcastle University you can make a lasting difference by helping future students, future research and a future of positive change in our city and around the world.

Our philanthropy advisors can work with you to ensure that your legacy reflects your wishes.

Benefit of leaving a legacy

The process of leaving a legacy to the University in your will is a straightforward one. And our status as an exempt charity may reduce the amount of inheritance tax that your estate is liable to pay. If you are giving from a non-UK national there may also be tax benefits.

How to leave a legacy 

You can make a legacy donation to Newcastle University when writing a will. Or you could make an amendment to your existing will (codicil). We recommend that you seek advice from your solicitor. You'll need to take the following details with you:

  • charity name: Newcastle University  
  • registered address: King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU 
  • registered charity number: X61406

An example of wording you could use:

‘I give (   %) (all) of the residue of my real and personal estate to Newcastle University, HMRC number X61406 of King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, to be applied for (insert details of preferred area) and I declare that the receipt of the Director of Finance or other duly authorised officer of the University shall be good and sufficient discharge to my Executors.’

We know that considering a legacy donation is an important and personal decision
If you would like to discuss your intentions, or ask any questions, please contact us.
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Join the Armstrong Circle

The Armstrong Circle is a global community of individuals and families. They have pledged to remember Newcastle University by making a legacy donation.

If you are considering leaving a legacy to Newcastle, we would love to hear from you. It will allow us to thank you and record your intention confidentially. We will also look forward to keeping you up to date on the impact of legacy gifts. And we will invite you to special events where you can meet others who hold Newcastle close to their heart.

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