Support the Trust

Jamal Aliyev

The Trust is a registered UK charity (no. 1031783) and receives no public funding. Its status to date has been based almost exclusively on the endowments bequeathed by Lady Munster during her lifetime and in her will. Through careful management of the endowments, the value of the Trust’s portfolio of investments has appreciated considerably, sufficient to achieve a significant and sustained impact on the support of musical students over the past 60 years. This support is recognised and appreciated by the nation’s conservatoires.

Unfortunately, with rises in the cost of education and low investment returns, the Trust’s resources are coming under increasing pressure.

To help the Trust continue its valuable work, please consider making a donation to the Trust or leaving a bequest in your will.  If you would like to make a donation to the Neil Black Award, please go to Neil Black Award.

PERSONAL DONATION  

You can make a donation:

  • by Personal cheque, made payable to “The Countess of Munster Musical Trust” and sent to:

The Countess of Munster Musical Trust,
Wormley Hill,
Godalming,
Surrey GU8 5SG

  • by BACS transfer to the Trust’s bank account at

CAF Bank
Sort code: 40-52-40
Account No: 00006259

LEAVING A LEGACY TO THE TRUST

If you would like to leave a legacy to the Trust, you can choose to leave either a specific sum of money or the residue of your estate.  Alternatively, you may have a musical instrument the money from the sale of which you would like to donate to the Trust.

Please consult your solicitor about leaving a bequest to the Trust in your will but the wording below may be helpful in drawing up a clause in a new Will:

Different types of gift

1. Pecuniary (a specific sum of money)

“I give the sum of £……. to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust (registered charity number 1031783) for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Secretary shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the said gift.”

2. Residuary (the remainder of your estate after all gifts, debts and costs have been paid)

“I give the residue of my estate (out of which shall be paid my funeral and testamentary expenses debts and any legacies given by this Will or any Codicil) to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust (registered charity number 1031783) for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Secretary shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the said gift.”

3. Specific (a specific asset, for instance a musical instrument) 

“I give my …………………… to the Countess of Munster Musical Trust (registered charity number 1031783) to be used for its general charitable purposes. I direct that the receipt of the Secretary shall be a sufficient discharge to my Executors and Trustees for the said gift.”

For further information regarding leaving a gift to a Charity in your will please visit:
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/individuals/giving/will.htm