Many people have been scratching their heads about an Appeal Court ruling made yesterday, awarding an estranged daughter a portion of her mother's estate despite clear instructions in the mother's will to the contrary.
Giving money to charity is a laudable instinct, but how can you maximise the resources which you donate?
With many people looking to help fund specific causes, sectors or projects, directing that money in the right way to achieve its objectives is an important task.
Would establishing a new charity be best or should the money be directed to an existing organisation? Do you want to have a greater degree of control over how the money is used? How can you be sure your charitable investment is structured in the best way to ensure the resources are maximised?
Our specialist charities team has a long track record of providing pragmatic, practical advice to clients on philanthropic giving or establishing charities.
As well as advising on setting up bespoke charitable organisations, we can also advise on other forms of charitable giving options such as established funds like CAF, Community Foundations or other registered charities as well as social investment opportunities.
Our close links with the charitable sectors means that we know how these organisations work “on the ground” and therefore we are well placed to provide donors and philanthropists with up to the minute advice.
And since we work closely with colleagues in our tax and estate planning teams, our advice takes into account financial implications for you as well as for the intended recipient of your donations.
For more information on how we can help you with your charitable efforts, please get in touch.