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leaving hampshire a better place


HIWCF offers a simple way for people to bequest money to the community in which they have lived and perhaps worked for many years. There is no other single charity that embraces the whole community.

A gift in your will, of whatever size, will enable HIWCF to help more charities and voluntary groups do what they do well - tackle local problems and care for local people in need. You can be confident that your legacy will continue to support the local community for many years to come.

Your generosity could help us fund:

  • a lunch club to combat loneliness and isolation amongst older people
  • a programme of social activities for people with learning difficulties
  • a community bus service benefiting pensioners 
  • courses for people with mental and/or physical health problems
  • support for young people with disabilities

Your legacy can specify a particular cause or geographic area, or give HIWCF discretion to determine the most pressing needs. A named fund ensures that yours or your family name, or the name of a loved one will live on. Those receiving grants from your fund know the source of their award, or you can choose to remain anonymous.

Some donors set up a fund in their lifetime, into which their legacy will be directed; and their families can inherit the involvement in the direction of that fund, for generations to come. 

Please download our Legacy Leaflet

For more information on setting up a legacyContact Us

10 reasons for giving through HIWCF

1. Maximum impact

We use our local knowledge to ensure that your local giving will make a difference in your community.

2. Flexibility

You decide which community projects you would like to support. 

3. Trouble-free

We administer your fund including due diligence, accounting and reporting to the Charity Commission.

4. Active engagement

We organise visits to local community projects so you can meet the causes you are supporting and see the value of their work.

5. Investment management

Our professional investment managers build the value of your fund.

6. Regular feedback

We keep donors updated on the performance of their fund and provide a comprehensive annual statement.

7. Value for money

We are a non-profit charity and provide a comprehensive level of service to our donors for a small contribution towards our core running costs.

8. Long-term effectiveness

Setting up an endowment fund can help to make a real difference to local communities, now and for years to come.

9. Independent and impartial

Aim: to help ensure that your local giving makes a lasting impact in the areas that you care about most.

10. Individual and personal

Every fund established is individual to us and personal to you. Your fund is made-to-measure, to suit your circumstances and meet your local giving priorities.



Mark Carney


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