Your will can help create a better future


By leaving a gift to the NRCF in your Will, you'll help ensure the vital support we provide to your community will continue well beyond your lifetime.

Bequests to the NRCF can be used in several ways. You can choose to make a bequest to our General Giving Fund, which will be held in perpetuity with the gifts of other generous donors. The income from investments by this fund is distributed by the NRCF to the areas of greatest need in our community. You can also choose to make a bequest to one of our existing Sub Funds to support projects in a particular shire, or an area of interest.

Bequests of $25,000 and above can also be used to establish a named, themed or memorial Sub Fund. You can then encourage family members and friends to contribute to the fund, as a way to keep your memory and passion alive.

For more information about making a bequest, please contact us on 0499 862 886 or email

For suggested will clauses for your bequest, please download the below pdf document.


How to leave a gift to the NRCF

Everyone should have  Will. If you don't, we suggest you speak with your solicitor, State or Public Trustee or Trustee Company.

You can choose to include a bequest to the NRCF in a number of ways - either in relation to a specific gift or as a percentage of 'residue' of your estate.

In addition to financial bequests. the NRCF can also accept gifts of other assets such as property, and investments such as shares. We suggest you consider carefully how you might remember us in your Will, then discuss it with your family and your solicitor before making your decision.

Once you are ready to proceed, we can supply you with the exact wording you will need to ask your solicitor to include in your Will. It's a simple process - even if you're amending an existing Will.

Give it For Tomorrow

The NRCF wants to acknowledge and thank those in our community with the generosity and foresight to include us in their Will.

By becoming a 'notified bequestor' you are invited to join'G.I.F.T.' (Give it For Tomorrow), which is all about thanking you during you lifetime for the gift you'll one day give.

We respect your privacy. After joining G.I.F.T. we will not display your name publicly without your prior permission.

As a member of G.I.F.T. you:

  • receive a personally signed letter from the NRCF Chair and a certificate acknowledging your membership
  • receive invitations to attend exclusive gatherings each year with the NRCF Board and other community VIPs.
  • (if you wish) can have your name included in our annual report
  • (if you wish) can share your personal story on the NRCF website and in our newsletter about why you've chosen to leave a legacy to the Northern Rivers
  • receive our quarterly newsletter with updates about how we're helping in the community

How to join G.I.F.T.

To become a Notified Bequestor and join G.I.F.T. simply provide us with a short letter from either yourself or your solicitor (if possible) confirming your bequest, plus a copy of the Extract of your Will. This information is held in absolute confidence for our records only.

For further information contact the Foundation on 0499 862 886 or email