Remembering York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship in your will

After looking after the people that are important to you, leaving YFCC a legacy in your will is a great way to express your support for our heritage, the skills needed to care for it and the men and women who work so hard and with such dedication to do so.

If you are thinking about leaving us a legacy perhaps you’d like to read about some of the people we have helped in “Creating Tomorrow’s Heritage Skills” (2014) and our Bursary Winners Showcase (2017).

Different ways you can leave a gift

There are three different types of gifts you can leave in your will:

  • A residuary legacy is a share of the balance of your estate once all other payments have been made.
  • A pecuniary legacy is a fixed amount of money.
  • A specific legacy is a gift of a specific item, such as personal possessions, land, buildings or shares.

You should discuss which kind of gift is more appropriate with your solicitor.

It is particularly helpful if gifts are made unconditionally as we can then use the money in the way it is most needed at the time.

You may also wish to arrange a ‘gift in memory’ as a special way of commemorating the life of a loved one that will provide a lasting legacy. Gifts in memory can be arranged through funeral directors and could take the form of a named bursary.

Legacy pledges

We are extremely grateful to everyone who plans to leave the foundation a legacy, and would like to say thank you to anyone who pledges to do so. If you let us know that you intend to leave us a legacy we can thank you personally and keep you up to date about our successes and plans.


If you would like to make a pledge, or indeed a donation now, please get in touch with James Grierson, Hon Secretary at:

York Foundation for Conservation & Craftsmanship
The Merchant Adventurers’ Hall

Email: jrj.grierson@gmail.com

Tel: 01904 744203