Leaving money for heroes in your will - your forever gift to our British Armed Forces and Veterans.


When you make a donation to Veterans in need through your Will, your generosity will continue to fund the life-changing projects of tomorrow.

We have partnered with Will-writing experts to help you make a Will.
Veterans' Foundation can provide you with trusted free advice and a free Will-writing service. You can chat to them over the phone or via email and they'll support you throughout the process and tailor your Will to your priorities.

Anyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland can leave a gift in their will. If you live in Scotland, the Veterans' Foundation team will support you through the process from our head office in Edinburgh. Please email enquiries@veteransfoundation.org.uk for support if you live in Scotland or any other country.

Whatever you decide to do we thank you for your kind consideration for our nation’s Veterans and Armed Forces Family.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to make a Will? 

It is important to write a Will as it ensures that when you die your wishes are carried out.  

Why should I leave a gift in my Will? 

Gifts in Wills are so important to the Veterans' Foundation and its beneficiaries. They provide life-changing support. Were constantly monitoring projects across UK that are dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable ex-servicemen and women, so we’re able to provide funding where it is needed most.   

By including the Veterans’ Foundation in your Will you’re helping us make a long-lasting difference. 

What type of gift can I leave? 

Any gift that helps to improve the lives of armed forces people who are in need is gratefully received.  There are three main kinds of gifts: 

  • A residuary legacy is a percentage of your estate after costs and all other gifts have been deducted. It’s a good way of supporting veterans as your gift will hold its value. 
  • A pecuniary legacy is a fixed sum of money. 
  • A specific legacy is a gift of an item such as a property, an artwork or an item of jewellery. 

The Veterans’ Foundation welcomes every penny towards projects for veterans in need. 

Can I decide how I would like my gift to be used? 

Yes, but leaving an unrestricted gift is best for the Veterans’ Foundation as it allows our team to distribute funding where it is needed most.  If you want to specify a particular area of support such as homelessness, mental health or remembrance please talk to our team. 

Isn’t it expensive to write a Will? 

It doesn’t need to be – most people only need a straightforward Will. 

You can use our free service. Theres no obligation to leave a gift but please consider supporting the Veterans' Foundation at the same time as looking after your loved ones. 

I’ve already made a Will – can I change it to include the Veterans’ Foundation? 

Yes, simple changes to your Will are possible and can be done through a Codicil, which is a legally binding document used to update a Will.   

If you want to make significant changes it might require a new Will to be written.  Please talk to the team who will arrange this for free. 

If I’ve left something to the Veterans’ Foundation in my Will, should I tell you?

If you have decided to leave a gift to the Veterans' Foundation then we would love to be able to say thank you.  

Knowing about your gift also gives us confidence that we’ll be able to support vulnerable ex-servicemen and women long into the future.

Can’t find the answers you need?

Then please email us on enquiries@veteransfoundation.org.uk or call 0131 209 7860 and ask to talk to a Gift in Wills advisor.