Thank you for considering making a donation to The Guildford Institute. It is easy to donate using the form below.

As an educational charity, our aim is to provide a social and cultural hub that is accessible to the whole community.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to those who have generously contributed before. These donations have succeeded in enabling us to install a lift and accessible toilet as well as making enormous improvements to our Grade II listed building and facilities.

Why we need your help

The Guildford Institute is a registered charity that receives no external funding. We are facing a devastating impact from the COVID-19 pandemic. We generate our income through the courses, events and room hire services that we provide to the local community and many of these have been cancelled as a result of the pandemic.

We understand that this is a difficult and uncertain time for everyone, however, if you are in a position to support the Institute a donation will always be greatly appreciated.

Your support will help us to continue to be the educational and cultural hub, where everyone is welcome to meet, learn and explore.

Make a difference by leaving a legacy

Leaving a charitable legacy (once your family and friends have been considered) is a generous and altruistic thing to do. Your gift to The Guildford Institute will have a long-lasting impact and will be a fitting tribute, ensuring that you are remembered at The Guildford Institute for years to come.

How to leave a legacy

It is very straightforward to include a legacy in your will, usually just requiring a single paragraph.
If you have already made a will, but would like to leave a gift to The Guildford Institute, you can do so by making an addition – a codicil – to your existing will.
Whether you are drafting a will for the first time or updating an existing will, you will need to decide what type of gift you would like to leave to The Guildford Institute.

  • A residuary gift is where you leave a share or the whole of whatever is left in your estate after all other payments and legacies have been made.
  • A cash (or pecuniary) gift is where you make a gift of a fixed amount of money to The Guildford Institute.
  • A specific gift is where you leave a particular asset to The Guildford Institute such as property, shares or personal possessions.

Legacies to charities, such as The Guildford Institute, are exempt from inheritance tax, so all your gift will go directly to The Institute and the beneficiaries of your estate may also be eligible for a reduction in inheritance tax.

If you would like to discuss legacy options further, in strictest confidence, please contact:

Amy Rice, Institute Manager