2022 was the best year so far for legacy income

Smee & Ford, well known to legacy fundraisers for their legacy insights, notifications and other legacy services, has just announced that 2022 was the best ever year for bequests.

Almost 16% of wills processed included a gift to charity, and the total value of charitable estates was £21.3 billion. Whilst final figures are not yet in, total legacy income is likely to be around £3.5 billion.

We would encourage you to look at their findings at https://smeeandford.com/articles/charities-received-the-highest-number-of-bequests-on-record-in-2022/ and consider using this data to:

  • Benchmark your own legacy programmes and (hopefully) increases in income for 2022
  • Petition for a larger legacy fundraising budget
  • Review your legacy programme and, if you don’t have one, to certainly create one

If you are not sure how to start a legacy programme, you can contact us in the normal ways, use the contact form at https://zorva.info/about-us/contact-us/ or book a free 20-minute insight call at https://zorva.info/free-insight-call/