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Leaving a legacy

A lasting testament to your support of the procurement profession

Leaving a gift in your will to the CIPS Foundation is a wonderful way to improve the lives of those struggling to get started on their long journey in procurement.

74% of the UK population support charities and when asked, 35% of people say they'd happily leave a gift in their will once family and friends had been provided for. Unfortunately, only 7% actually do.

So if you feel that procurement has made a difference to your life, please consider leaving a gift to the Foundation and supporting our important work to widen access to the profession and to help everyone experience the benefits.

Who needs to make a will?

Everyone over the age of 18. We all have something to leave and no one knows what the future may bring.

If you die without a valid will the law decides what happens to your estate. Many people believe that their assets will automatically go to their next-of-kin, but this is not always the case. By making a will any dispute over your wishes can be avoided and you can be certain that your property will go to the people and good causes you have chosen.

What wording is needed

If you decide to leave the CIPS Foundation a legacy, we suggest your solicitor uses the following wording:

“I give to the CIPS Foundation of Easton House, Church Street, Easton on the Hill, Stamford, Lincs, PE9 3NZ (charity registration number 1017938-1) the sum of £…. for its general charitable purposes”



If you would like more information on how to leave a gift to the Foundation in your will, please contact us and ask for one of our legacy guidance packs.

An overview of the will-writing process is available from the UK government website at Please note that the information on this page does not constitute legal advice. For more detailed advice we would advise you to contact a solicitor.

Let us know

If you have left the CIPS Foundation something in your will then we would love to hear from you and to say thank you. Please contact us and let us know.