Remembering Northern Ballet in your Will is a very special way to support the future of the Company for years to come.
After you have provided for your loved ones, by leaving a gift in your Will you can share your passion for ballet with the next generation and ensure that future audiences have the opportunity to experience the same inspiring performances that you have enjoyed.
Every gift we receive makes a real difference to our work both on and off the stage, helping us to create new productions, revive old favourites and train the next generation of exceptional dancers.
For more information please see our FAQs below.
'Over the last twenty years or so, we have been lucky enough to see some wonderful Northern Ballet productions, they really have bought joy to our lives. The Company really are so inventive and creative, the range of the performances is so far reaching and awe inspiring.
Consequently, we feel it is appropriate to try and help with future dancer training and development, and that is why we have made provision in our Wills to help out accordingly.
Hopefully this gesture will help to ensure that Northern Ballet goes from strength to strength and therefore brings happiness to both staff and audiences alike, long after we are able to attend the wonderful Northern Ballet performances.'
Andrew and Pennie, Cumbria
Why should I make a Will?
A Will is the best way to ensure that your property and possessions are distributed according to your particular wishes after your death. Without a Will, the law could dictate how your estate is shared, which might not be as you intended.
How can I remember Northern Ballet in my Will?
After providing for your loved ones, there are two types of gifts you could consider leaving to Northern Ballet: a Residuary Gift, which is all or a specified percentage of your estate, or a Pecuniary or Cash Gift which is a fixed amount of money.
To reach a decision that suits you, we recommend seeking legal advice. When drafting your Will, please remember to include our full name, address and registered charity number:
Northern Ballet, 2 St Cecilia Street, Quarry Hill, Leeds, LS2 7PA Registered charity no. 259140
You can also consider leaving a letter of wishes along with your Will explaining why you wish to support Northern Ballet.
I already have a Will, how can I update it?
If you would like to update your Will to reflect your current outlook, your solicitor can help you create a Codicil. This acts as an addendum which lists minor changes or extra gifts to your original Will.
I'm not wealthy; can I still make a gift to Northern Ballet?
A gift of any size can make a vital difference to our work.
How will my gift be used?
Gifts in Wills are invested in our Endowment Fund to provide a longer-term return on investment. These funds are then directed wherever the need is greatest at the time.
Are there any tax benefits to leaving a gift to Northern Ballet?
Yes! Gifts to charity are free of inheritance tax so you do not have to pay tax on any gifts to us.
Furthermore, if you leave 10% or more of your estate to charity, the inheritance tax rate for your estate reduces from 40% to 36%. Gifts to charity can therefore benefit both your loved ones and the causes you support.
For further information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax
Do I need to let Northern Ballet know that it is included in my Will?
We understand that your Will is a private document, but we would be delighted to hear from you; to thank you personally and keep you updated with our work.