Thank you for considering a gift in your will to the Royal Academy Trust. We ask that all gifts in wills are donated to the Royal Academy Trust, a registered charity with Charity Number 1067270. The Trust was founded with the express purpose of raising funds to support the Royal Academy of Arts and gifts to the Royal Academy Trust help to fund all areas of our work.
We strongly recommend that you seek independent legal advice when making your will. For clarity, we would suggest that you provide your legal advisor with the following wording:
“I give ____% of my estate OR the residue of my estate OR the sum of £_____ to the Royal Academy Trust (Charity Number 1067270) of Piccadilly, London W1J 0BD for its general charitable purposes, and I declare that the receipt(s) of the Treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors.”
John Constable RA, 'Distant View of the Grove, Hampstead', 1822. Oil on paper laid on canvas. 30.80 x 26.0 cm. Photo credit: © Royal Academy of Arts, London; Photographer: John Hammond. Please click here to download a copy of our suggested wording, and a brief explanation of some of the legal terms
you may come across when you making your will.
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If you have already written your will and would like to amend it to include a gift to the Royal Academy, you can do so by downloading and printing out the codicil form provided below. A codicil added to your will is a legal document, so please read the guidance notes carefully and speak to a professional legal advisor if you have any questions.
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If you would like to discuss your gift, or let us know that you have chosen to remember the Academy in your will, please contact Emma Warren-Thomas, Legacy Manager, at email@example.com
or by telephone on
020 7300 5677. You can also request an information pack by using the contact form here.