Your gift is a profound legacy which helps to provide a home for a woman.  A stable home allows for a new beginning and   a life free from housing insecurity or crisis.

Your gift will help WPI create  a future safe place to live with dignity and contribute to her community, and provide an opportunity for a better future for her family. In addition, your gift helps us to work towards ensuring that every woman in Victoria has a safe and secure home.

How to Leave a Gift in Your Will

If you’re considering leaving a gift to Women’s Property Initiatives in your will, we would love to talk to you and hear about the areas of our work you would like to support.

  • Family and loved ones should always come first.
  • It is an important step to talk to family and loved ones about your will. Communication will ensure your final wishes are carried out.
  • Seek legal and financial advice when drafting your will. The wording is very important and a solicitor can advise you on the different types of gifts (noted below).
  • Please tell us you have included a gift to WPI in your will, so that we can speak to you about your wishes and ensure that we recognise your future support to provide homes for vulnerable women and their children.
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Types of gift in Wills

Due to the nature of our work in building homes for vulnerable women and their children, gifts that are for general operations have the greatest impact. Gifts can also be made for future capital works or specific programs.

Please consult legal and financial advice as you consider what type of bequest you would like to leave to WPI:

  1. Residuary Gift, whereby you leave a percentage of the residue of your estate after all debts and expenses have been paid, to one or more beneficiaries.
  2. Pecuniary Legacy, which is a specific sum of money you wish to leave, e.g. $10,000.
  3. Specific Bequest, with which you leave your whole estate or a particular item. An example of this would be property.

Wording of bequests

To include Women’s Property Initiatives in your Will, you could include the following:

Residuary Gift:  To donate a percentage of the residue of your estate to WPI:

“I give X% of the residue of my estate to Women’s Property Initiatives (ABN 64 077 478 696) for its general purposes and I direct that a receipt from its duly authorised officer will be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor(s) or trustee(s).”

Specific Bequest: To donate the whole of the residue of your estate to WPI:

“I give the residue of my estate to Women’s Property Initiatives (ABN 64 077 478 696) for its general purposes and I direct that a receipt from its duly authorised officer will be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor(s) or trustee(s).”

Pecuniary Legacy: To donate a specific sum:

“I give the sum of [amount in words – e.g. ten thousand dollars][amount in figures – e.g. ($10,000.00)] to Women’s Property Initiatives (ABN 64 077 478 696) for its general purposes and I direct that a receipt from its duly authorised officer will be a full and sufficient discharge to my executor(s) or trustee(s).”

 

For your peace of mind,  please get legal advice or contact the Wills and Bequests Officer in your state or territory for more advice.

We encourage you to request a  confidential discussion about leaving a gift in to WPI; please call our office on 03 9664 6800or email fundraise@wpi.org.au