Three new charities join Legacy Foresight monitor for 2019

16 Nov 2018 News

Legacy Foresight has announced that its Legacy Monitor for 2019 has grown, with three new charities joining for next year. 

In a statement, Legacy Foresight said that older person’s charity Independent Age, the World Cancer Research Fund UK (WCRF) and homelessness charity Shelter will join the legacy consortium’s benchmarking scheme next year. 

This brings the total number of organisations within the consortium to 80, which covers over half of all UK legacy income combined. 

Richard Hill, programme manager at Legacy Foresight, said: “The Legacy Monitor programme has a wide range of members that ensures all sectors, ages and sizes of charity are well represented, from super-brands to rising stars.

"We’re delighted to welcome Independent Age, WCRF and Shelter to the consortium, all three have healthy legacy incomes and will be great additions to the programme.”

The news follows on from Legacy Foresight’s most recent legacy income overview, published earlier this month, which showed that income from legacies had stalled in the last few months of 2018, and could theoretically fall at the beginning of next year. 

Legacy Foresight said: “After good growth over the course of 2017, consortium legacy income has stalled somewhat recently”. It noted that legacy income was being “squeezed on all sides” by outside influences such as Brexit, and a “deceleration in the number of deaths”. 

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