• Home
  • Leave a lasting legacy

Leave a lasting legacy

When you make a bequest in your Will, you’re making a lasting gift to Fremantle.

The Fremantle Foundation offers an ideal way to leave a bequest in your Will that can have a lasting impact on Fremantle communities.

When you make a bequest – a charitable gift through your Will – with the Fremantle Foundation, your gift will be managed so that it continues to support the organisations or causes you care about, leaving a lasting legacy for future generations.

The Fremantle Foundation works with you and your lawyers to put your charitable bequest in place.

We can provide examples of how a bequest that meets your wishes could work. This can be used for discussions with your legal representative. It is important to get independent advice to ensure your wishes are clearly expressed and meet legal requirements.
Through bequests, you can:
  1. Establish a named fund, with a bequest of $10,000 or more. This amount is the minimum required for a fund to make a significant difference.
  2. Give to an established named fund, with a bequest of any amount
  3. Give to the Fremantle Foundation, with a bequest of any amount

There are three types of bequests you can leave in your Will:
  1. Pecuniary bequest. A fixed amount specified in your Will.
  2. Residuary bequest. The remaining value of an estate when all other bequests to family and friends have been made and liabilities have been paid out
  3. Reversionary bequest. Allows a surviving partner to benefit from your estate during his or her lifetime and then for the balance of the estate to be paid to the Fremantle Foundation on their death.

The below table contains the specific wording recommended for including a bequest to the Fremantle Foundation in your Will.

  • If you wish to donate a percentage of your estate:

“I give to the Fremantle Foundation (ABN               ), for its general purposes, free of all duties __ % of my residuary estate for which an authorised receipt from the Fremantle Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.”

  • If you wish to donate the residue of your estate:

“I give to the Fremantle Foundation (ABN               ), for its general purposes, free of all duties the residue of my estate for which an authorised receipt from the Fremantle Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.”

  • If you wish to donate a specific sum:

“I give to the Fremantle Foundation (ABN               ), for its general purposes, free of all duties the sum of $ for which an authorised receipt from the Fremantle Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.”

  • If you wish to donate a specific sum to establish a named fund (minimum $10,000.00):

“I give to the Fremantle Foundation (ABN               ) to establish a named fund in the name of __________________, free of all duties the sum of $ for which an authorised receipt from the Fremantle Foundation will be a sufficient discharge for the executor or trustee.”

To download a copy of the suggested Bequest wording, CLICK HERE.


To find out more:

Impact100 Fremantle

In 2017 we're marking 50 years since the 1967 Referendum with major grant of $100,000 to support Aboriginal Health & Wellbeing in the Fremantle area. But we need your help. Give $1,000 and make a $100,000 difference. Find out more.

Fremantle Ball 2017

In Support Of The Fremantle Foundation
Put Friday 11 August 2017 in your diary and tell your friends, because the annual Fremantle Ball returns for another fabulous evening celebrating community spirit and compassion in Fremantle!