Legacy gifts

By pledging a gift in your Will, you can create a lasting legacy and help fuel our discovery research for decades to come.
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Leaving a legacy gift to the Crick is a deeply personal contribution towards advancing medical science and improving human health.

Pledging a gift in your Will costs nothing today. The impact of your gift will be seen in the coming years, as it supports our researchers in tackling health challenges like cancer, neurodegeneration and infectious disease. 

People pledge gifts to the Francis Crick Institute in their Will for many reasons. For some people, it’s a dedication to someone who’s survived thanks to scientific research. For others, it is a tribute to loved ones they’ve lost. Whatever your reason, your gift today will support the research of the future. 

Planning your gift

By planning your legacy gift now, you can feel confident that your family and loved ones know your wishes are being taken forward.

There are different types of gifts that you can leave in your Will:

  • Residuary gifts: a share, or sometimes all, of an estate after all the other payments have been made.
  • Pecuniary gifts: a specific sum of money. 
  • Specific gifts: a particular item, such as property, antiques and shares.

Leaving a gift in your Will can also help to reduce the amount of inheritance tax that needs to be paid on your estate. Gifts to charities are 100% tax-free and are taken out of your estate before tax is calculated.

Discuss your plans with us

Thank you for considering leaving a gift in your Will.

Legacy donations have a lasting impact, supporting our scientists as they unlock knowledge that will help us understand health and disease. 

Get in touch with our dedicated team today to discuss our options.