legacy giving and remembering akt in your will

Leaving a gift to akt in your will could make an incredible difference to a young LGBTQ+ person in need of support.


Did you know there are lots of ways you leave a legacy gift to charity? Find the right option for you on this page, so you can rest assured your finances are in good hands after you go.

types of legacy giving explained

There are many ways to express your commitment to the akt in your will. A solicitor or financial advisor can help you balance your personal and charitable intentions, so you can decide what’s right for you. Types of legacy gifts include:

A gift of the remainder of the estate after all other bequests have been made and debts cleared is called a residuary bequest.

A gift of a fixed sum of money in your will is called a pecuniary bequest. The value of pecuniary legacies will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.

A particular named item of value left as a gift in your will, is known as a specific bequest for example a piece of artwork or property.

A gift in your will that is contingent on whether something does or does not happen is called a ‘contingent bequest’. For example, you might make a bequest to a charity only if particular beneficiaries named in the will die before you.

want to know more about legacy giving?

If you'd like to talk to us about leaving a gift to akt in your Will, please contact our fundraising team via supporters@akt.org.uk or call us on 0207 831 6562 - we'd love to hear from you. When you’re ready to make your will, we also encourage you to consult a solicitor or financial advisor.

No young person should have to choose between who they are and a safe place to live.

leaving a legacy with akt

If you want to see a world where every LGBTQ+ has access to safe housing, where they can be accepted for who they are, then leaving a gift to akt in your will might be right for you.

Founded in 1989, akt exists to provide safe homes, mentoring and training for young LGBTQ+ people who have faced rejection, abuse and violence after coming out to their families and communities.

Thanks to the generosity of like-minded individuals, we’ve been able to adapt to the changing needs of LGBTQ+ young people and continue to provide vital support.

If you’re considering remembering akt, please do get in touch with our Fundraising Team, by emailing supporters@akt.org.uk.


Getting your affairs in order can be liberating and emboldening, but it can also be daunting! If you’re looking for help with your will, we recommend consulting Farewill.

make a will with farewill for free

Farewill guides you step-by-step through the Will-writing process, and offers live support from Will specialists. You can pause and come back, and update your Will at any time.

As an akt supporter, you can use Farwill’s services completely free, with absolutely no obligation to leave money to akt in your will.

Please email our Fundraising Team via supporters@akt.org.uk to find out more.