Will you leave a legacy gift in your will to UEA?

Leaving a legacy gift in your will is a powerful and meaningful way to ensure that your values, passions, and support for education and research continue to make a lasting impact.

Whether it's for student experience, ground-breaking research, campus development or innovative programmes, your legacy gift can help shape the future of education, enriching the lives of countless individuals. It is a unique opportunity to leave behind a legacy that will endure, inspire, and benefit generations to come.

The impact and benefit of leaving a gift to UEA in your will

UEA’s mission “the advancement of education and research for the public benefit” was laid out in our founding Charter. From this come our core goals, excellence in Teaching and Learning, and in Research and Innovation. By leaving a legacy gift to UEA, you are contributing to the University's mission of advancing knowledge, empowering students, and driving positive change in our world. 

A legacy gift of any size can have a significant and lasting impact on UEA’s work. Many legacy donors choose to leave a bequest to support the general purposes of the University, which goes towards the priorities that are most pressing when the gift is received. Others choose to support a particular department or area of research or education.

Explore the areas where
your gift could make an impact

Tax benefits

We recommend discussing all potential benefits of leaving a legacy gift to the University with your solicitor or financial planner, given that the law varies by country, and inheritance tax is a complex area.

However, as an exempt charity, a gift in your will to the University can be tax-exempt and so could reduce the amount of inheritance tax payable, if the net value of your estate is above the inheritance tax threshold.

How to leave a gift in your will to UEA

If you wish to leave a legacy to the University, you may wish to discuss our sample will wording with our team at legacy@uea.ac.uk.

You might wish to consult a solicitor before drafting a new will or updating your existing will as we cannot offer legal, financial or estate planning advice.

Leaving a legacy gift to UEA is straightforward and legacy gifts are administered through the Development Office. Including this information in your will helps your executors know who to contact.

Please also include the University’s address and Exempt Charity Number:

University of East Anglia
Research Park

Exempt Charity Number: XN423

We would be grateful if you could inform us of your decision to leave a gift in your will to UEA so that we can send proper thanks and include you in our donor community, which involves invitation to events and receiving philanthropic newsletters.

You can read more about these legacies in our downloadable brochure.

Contact us

To discuss your will in confidence, please contact the Development Office at giving@uea.ac.uk

We can provide you with all the information you need as well as answer any questions you might have. 

And please, if you have already mentioned UEA in your will, let us know so that we can properly recognise your generous support. You can let us know or register your interest by contacting us directly, or printing and completing this form.