UnionAID

Make a Bequest

If you wish to make an enduring commitment to social justice, decent pay, and safe, dignified work you can leave a bequest to UnionAID in your will. 

A bequest left to UnionAID is a way of honouring your lifelong values by helping our partners in Asia and the Pacific continue their important work building unions and taking collective action to lift working people and communities out of poverty for years to come.

How to make a bequest

Your Will is an important document. To ensure that it is legally valid, properly reflects your intentions and is suitable for your circumstances, it should be prepared by a solicitor or a trustee company. You should also have your Will checked and updated every few years or when your circumstances change.

After considering the needs of your family and loved ones, you can make a bequest of the remaining assets to UnionAID in your Will. Alternatively, you could make a specify a set amount of money or portion of your estate. 

Some different types of bequests are:

Pecuniary legacy – a specific sum of money

Residuary legacy – a specific percentage of the residue of your estate  after your Will has made your desired provisions for relatives and friends

Specific legacy – specific items of property (such as art works or real estate).

If you choose to include a bequest to UnionAID in your will, the bequest must include the type of bequest you would like to make and our full legal name and our Charity Registration number.

Full legal name: The Unions Aotearoa International Development Trust

Charity number: CC40251

If you include a bequest to UnionAID in your will we would appreciate it if you contact us to let us know so we can factor it into our future planning.  You are not required to do this however and can still choose to change your bequest at a later date.

A bequest left to UnionAID is a way of honouring your lifelong values by helping our partners in Asia and the Pacific continue their important work building unions and taking collective action to lift working people and communities out of

How will your bequest be used?

UnionAID will use your bequest to support our projects in Asia and the Pacific in the greatest need as determined by the UnionAID trustees.  If you wish to specify a particular purpose for your bequest please contact us in advance to discuss that. 

As a signatory to the Council of International Development Code of Conduct UnionAID is committed to transparency and the principles of aid effectiveness. You can see where your money goes by reviewing our Annual Report and signing up to our quarterly newsletter.

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Two years on from the military coup, the people of Myanmar are still fighting for their democracy and their future against the military coup.

They are calling for our support.

We are liaising constantly with our partners on how we can help.  They have asked for funding to support the campaign for democracy and to uphold human rights.