Make A Bequest
It is simple and straightforward to remember the New Zealand Music Foundation in your will.
If you would like to support our grant recipients you may wish to include a gift to The Foundation in your will. In doing so you are making a unique contribution for the wellbeing of others who depend on The New Zealand Music Foundation for help.
Should you wish to make The New Zealand Music Foundation a bequest, the following information may be useful as a guide. It is important that you consult a solicitor for independent and professional advice, whether you are updating an existing will or making a new one. This will help ensure that your will is valid and that your intentions and wishes are respected.
If you need further information, please contact us and we will arrange for a trustee to meet with you. Contact us
You can make general bequests or bequests for a specific purpose.
If you already have a will, you can update this with a codicil. This is an extra clause to include your bequest. If you don’t already have a will, there are three options to consider if you’d like to provide a bequest to The New Zealand Music Foundation:
- Residuary bequest – means a bequest of the residue of an estate.
- Specific bequest – means a bequest of a specific and severable asset or right. This may include property or shares or royalties.
- Pecuniary bequest – means a bequest of a specific sum of money.
I give to the New Zealand Music Foundation, in aid of:
- Its general purposes; or
- The specific purpose of [ insert here]
- The specific sum of $ [ ]; or
- The residue of my estate; or
- A [ x ] share of the residue of my estate; or
- All my property known as [ property ] situated at [ address ]; or
- All my shares in [ company name ]; or
- All the following assets (including royalties) [insert details here];
- For the purpose of an endowment in my name any of those items listed in (b) above.
If you decide to include the New Zealand Music Foundation in your will, we would be grateful if you could let us know. This helps us to plan ahead, as well as having the opportunity to thank you and to keep you updated on our work and achievements.