Legacy Giving.

Leaving a gift in your will to Kintsugi Hope will make a lasting and significant difference to people’s emotional and mental wellbeing, by helping provide safe and supportive spaces for those who are struggling and helping them to see treasures in their own scars.

Our work can only continue because you walk alongside us, as we walk alongside the hurting and broken – be encouraged as, together, we are making a huge difference!

Why leave a gift in your will to Kintsugi Hope?

Because we will use it wisely

Kintsugi Hope have a vision: to see a world where mental and emotional health is understood and accepted, with safe and supportive communities for everyone to grow and flourish. This is not currently the case in all areas of the UK. Because we can see the immense need, we have a clear mission – to help churches become more mental health-friendly and for everyone in the UK to have an invitation to join a Kintsugi Hope wellbeing group.

Because you’ll be leaving a legacy that matters, continuing to support work you’re passionate about

Legacy gifts multiply and grow; the effect on individuals, families and communities continues to ripple outwards, changing lives forever.

Because God calls us to steward our resources wisely and prayerfully

We acknowledge that everything we have comes from God. Recording your wishes legally and clearly allows you to make sure that, even after you are gone, His good gifts can continue to be used to bring healing and hope.

Kintsugi Hope group participants said:

"I attended a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing Group, I felt a lot of shame, guilt and anger and didn’t fee comfortable showing my full face or sharing on Zoom. Week 4 is on the topic of shame, I learnt about that my flaws don’t define me, and I didn't have to continue to live in shame. The next week I turned my light on and knew I didn't have to hide any more."

"Keep saying the message to all of us who are struggling and need to be told it's OK."

"I feel you have opened my path to God and my exploration of being present. The beginning of a wonderful journey."

The difference your legacy can make

We want to reach broken and hurting people with the message that it’s OK not to be OK, but it’s not OK to stay like that. Our welcoming, peer-mentoring groups accept everyone regardless of who they are and what has happened to them in the past.

However, there’s always more that can be done, and more people who need to hear that message!

Our dream and big goal is to make sure that every person in the UK has the opportunity to be invited to a Kintsugi Hope Wellbeing group, so they can invest in their emotional and mental health, in a safe and supportive space.

Some ways we hope to achieve that dream is by:


  1. What are legacy gifts?

    Legacy gifts are donations of assets (eg property or shares) or money left to a charity in your Will. Your estate is everything you own at death, including property, cash, shares, jewellery, works of art, life insurance and pension pay-outs.

    You can leave part of your estate (called a Residual gift), or a percentage of the value of your estate, after all other bequests and costs have been deducted. You could also leave a Pecuniary gift, which is a specific sum of money, or a Specific legacy, which is a specific item.

  2. Can I leave a legacy gift to Kintsugi Hope?

    Any legacy gift is gratefully accepted, it does not have to be a large amount and all gifts will be used to help change lives throughout the UK. Legacy gifts can range from £100 up to thousands – and we are grateful for each one, as we join together in this important work.

  3. Can I restrict my gift?

    We usually request that people leave a gift to our general fund, as this means we can respond where the need is greatest. However, if you have a specific area of interest that you’d like your gift to go to, please contact us to discuss this further.

    We’ll always try to accommodate people’s wishes but sometimes leaving a gift to a specific project or area can cause difficulties, especially if the project has finished by the time the gift is received. If the gift is too specific, your generous legacy gift to Kintsugi Hope may fail and we couldn't accept it (as we wouldn't be able to use the money for anything else).

  4. How do I write my Will?

    A Will is one of the most important documents you’ll write. It gives you the opportunity to clearly state what you would like to happen to your belongings, and name the people and causes you want to benefit once you’re no longer here.

    Not having a proper Will can result in 'intestacy', meaning the estate is divided according to certain rules set out in law. Dependants not formally recognised as family (such as unmarried partners or stepchildren) do not have automatic rights under these laws. Not having a clear Will can cause confusion and upset for those left behind, at an already difficult time. This can be avoided by having a clear Will written to ensure all eventualities are covered. (We strongly recommend you use a professional to write your Will.)

    A solicitor will prepare a draft of your Will and ask you to ensure that it reflects your wishes. When you are happy with the content, a final version will be produced. To ensure it is valid your Will must be signed and dated, which means it must be done in front of two witnesses (who must not be beneficiaries, executors, or their spouses). The witnesses must then sign it in front of you, and each other. Your solicitor should keep the original Will and you should keep a copy for reference purposes, ensuring your executor knows its location.

    For minor changes, a Codicil supplements the terms of an existing Will, either by adding, amending or revoking part of it. The Codicil will be witnessed and signed in the same way as a Will and will be executed in exactly the same way as the rest of your Will. It is wise to involve a solicitor when adding a Codicil to your Will.

  5. Are there any tax implications of leaving a gift in my Will?

    Yes, there are! Any legacy gift left to a registered charity is exempt from Inheritance Tax (currently charged at 40%). In addition, if you leave at least 10% of your estate to charity, inheritance tax reduces to 36%, which can be a significant saving on the total bill.

    (However, we are unable to offer detailed financial planning or advice so if this is something of interest, it may be a good idea to speak to a Financial Advisor, who can look at your particular situation and finances, and advise you on the best way to proceed).

  6. Still got questions?

    Call us on 01245 363606 or email charlotte.devereux@kintsugihope.com to discuss legacy giving in more detail, with absolutely no obligation or expectations on you.