Wills and Bequests
Including a gift to ICV in your Will is without doubt the most personal way of continuing your commitment to helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. It is your unique opportunity to make a lasting and meaningful gift to Indigenous people, for generations to come.
When the time is right for you to write or update your Will, after providing for family and loved ones, please consider including a gift to ICV.
We understand that this is a very personal decision, and you may have questions about how to leave a gift (bequest) to ICV in your Will. Here is some useful information:
There are many ways to leave a gift in your Will, three of the easiest are:
A Percentage: This is often regarded as the most flexible way to give as you don’t have to adjust the value of your gifts to account for inflation, or changes to your total assets
The Residue: This is a gift of whatever is left in your Estate, after you have taken care of your loved ones
Fixed Amount: Leaving a specific sum - this type of bequest may need to be changed over the years to account for inflation and changes to your circumstances
A gift to ICV in your Will, no matter what size, will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people for generations to come. We would welcome the opportunity to thank you personally for your generosity, so if you decide to include a gift to ICV in your Will, please consider letting us know.
Suggested wording for your Will
“I give Indigenous Community Volunteers (ABN 90 093 123 418) (the sum$______) or (___%) or (specified items) for its general purposes, free from all duties and taxes payable upon or in consequence of my death and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.”
“I give, devise and bequeath the rest and residue of my estate to Indigenous Community Volunteers (ABN 90 093 123 418) and I declare that the receipt of its Chief Executive or other authorised officer shall be sufficient discharge to my Executors.”