Consider leaving a legacy

Anthem is a registered charity and relies on your support. We have a long term ambition to deliver a national music endowment for Wales, driven by the desire to reignite and sustain a vibrant and more resilient culture for all genres of music for every young person in Wales. You can help us to deliver an environment where our Welsh music culture and heritage is able to thrive. The endowment will enable Anthem to fund this and future generations of young people and the organisations that work with them, through our grant making program and projects.

Considering leaving a gift in your will, after you have looked after your family and friends, is one of the most important and valuable actions you can take. Your gift can be part of a permanent legacy, supporting the next generation of musicians, music industry professionals and even the next superstar.

It can be as simple as a percentage of your estate or a specific sum to support our work through the Endowment, together the impact we can make will be significant.

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We are here to help you

If you have any questions at all, we’d be delighted to help. Please get in touch with Rhian Hutchings our CEO at

If you have already left a gift in your will to Anthem, or decide to do so, please let us know so we can thank you and show you how your gift will make a difference. We would also like to keep you up to date with all the activities going on at Anthem. Thank you for considering supporting the Anthem Endowment with a gift in your will.

A gift in a will, also known as a legacy, is an amount of money, percentage of an estate, or a specific item left in someone’s will. A gift in a will is a special way for people to ensure the things they care about are here for future generations to experience and enjoy.

Everyone should consider making a will, here are five good reasons to make a will

  • Make sure your wishes are met. An up to date will can give you peace of mind that the people and causes that matter to you most will be looked after in the way you want them to be.
  • Make it easier for friends and family by giving them the reassurance that they are acting on your wishes, helping them to take care of your estate.
  • Give your assets to the people and causes you care about. Without a will what happens to your estate will be decided by strict rules of law that you have no control over.
  • Protect your partner if you are unmarried. Unmarried partners aren’t entitled to anything from your estate unless specifically stated in your will no matter how long you have been together. 
  • Minimise inheritance tax

A will can also be used for tax planning and gifts to charities are exempt from inheritance tax so a gift in your will may reduce your tax liability. We always recommend that you should take your own professional legal and financial advice.

A share of your estate. A small percentage after you have looked after the people you care about can make a huge difference to your favourite charities. This is known as a ‘residuary gift’.

A fixed sum of money. This is when you leave an exact sum to us. It’s known as a ‘pecuniary gift’.

Your solicitor will need our registered address and charity details:

Anthem. Music Fund Wales Bute Place, Cardiff, CF10 5AL Registered charity number 1182024

We always recommend using a solicitor or legal professional if you are thinking about writing or amending your will. For more information about writing your will, including details of solicitors in your local area, you can visit:

The Law Society

020 7242 1222

A will is a legal document, so to make sure your wishes will be carried out, it is advisable to make or change your will with the help of a solicitor or legal professional.

Will – Legally binding document that sets out who should inherit your estate in the event of your death.

Beneficiary – person or charity that benefits under the terms of the will

Bequest/Legacy – a gift in a will

Pecuniary bequest or gift – a gift of a fixed sum of money. The disadvantage of such a gift is that because of inflation the value of the gift may reduce over time.

Residuary bequest or gift – a gift of all or a percentage or share of your estate after allowing for expenses, pecuniary and specific gifts. The advantage of such a gift is that it maintains its real value regardless of inflation.

Specific bequest or gift – a gift of a named article or item

Codicil – A document making a simple change to your will. It must be drawn up legally and witnessed.

Testator – A person who has made a will

Witness – Two witnesses must see you sign your will and you must watch both of them sign it, and they must also watch each other sign it.

Executor – Person(s) appointed in a will to administer the estate

Intestate – A person who dies without having a will

Probate – Official process to prove the validity of the will and allowing the Executors to administer the estate

Inheritance Tax – Tax payable on the value of assets on death above an Inland Revenue set threshold. Gifts to charity are tax free and are taken off the net value of the estate before the inheritance tax liability is calculated.

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With your gift you are supporting our shared vision, to create a
Wales in which music can empower every young life.