The Countryside Alliance Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities for the public, particularly disadvantaged children and young people, to enjoy the countryside and the wealth of educational, health and wellbeing benefits it offers.
Founded in 2007, we have introduced thousands to the countryside and enabled many young people who get few life chances to participate in positive outdoor activities.
But we need your help. We want to ensure future generations are given the opportunity to learn from and enjoy the countryside.
There are many ways for you to support The Countryside Alliance Foundation. From a one-off donation or regular giving, a gift in memory of a loved one, or becoming a Patron.
Why your Support Matters
Since 2007 Fishing for Schools provides positive experiences for disadvantaged children and young people to enjoy the countryside and green spaces.
Fishing for Schools works with over 30 schools annually and has a waiting list of schools wishing to get involved.
We work with Meadowfield School in Sittingbourne, a school supporting children and young people with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism.
“The children have enjoyed every minute of it, their confidence has come on in leaps and bounds. It has helped individuals overcome some of their fears and has done wonders for their self esteem. Their enthusiasm for learning gained, all not wanting the sessions to end. As staff we are so incredibly proud of them” – Meadowfield School
We receive no government funding and rely on charitable grants and the generosity of our supporters. With your support, we can help create a network of qualified fishing coaches, helping disadvantaged young people re-engage at school, develop life skills and national qualifications. Every gift, whatever the size, helps us reach young people.
How to leave a Legacy to the Countryside Alliance Foundation
If or when the time is right for you to include a gift in your will please remember us. Each gift means a great deal. Gifts left to us in wills are a vital source of income, helping us to make a real difference to children’s lives.
Leaving a legacy to The Countryside Alliance Foundation can be a valuable way of reducing inheritance tax liability on your estate, as legacies to a registered charity is tax free. If the gift brings the total value of your estate below the inheritance tax threshold, then your remaining estate may not be liable for inheritance tax. The rate of inheritance tax can change and we would suggest you consult a professional advisor.
Seek Legal Advice
We would recommend that you speak to a solicitor or legal adviser to make sure your wishes are stipulated correctly in your will.
Writing a will ensures that all your assets are dealt with correctly and items going to the people you wish to receive them. Your solicitor can explain the different options available when considering leaving a gift in your will.
If you choose to leave a gift to The the Countryside Alliance Foundation in your will, your solicitor will need our full name and address, including charity number:
The Countryside Alliance Foundation (Registered charity number 1121034)
1 Spring Mews
Help us grow long into the future
If you are thinking of leaving us a gift and would like some advice or would like to talk through your plans, please contact us on 020 7840 9212, email [email protected] or complete the online form below.