Why Donate?

Lots of people and businesses give to national charities yet often say they can’t see the difference their donation makes on a locally and worry that it will be spent on administration. We Love Lichfield is spearheaded by a local panel of donor advisers, experts in their field, who work voluntarily, so that we make the very most of every penny donated to help local projects.

Wills and Legacies

Leaving a legacy or a gift in your will is not one of the most enjoyable topics to discuss, but nowadays more and more people are leaving some of their estate to charity.  If you leave a legacy or a gift in your will the amount of Inheritance Tax that your estate is liable to pay will be reduced.  In addition, any donation made to us in the seven years before your death is exempt from Inheritance Tax. If you would like more information please feel free to get in touch.  The Community Foundation For Staffordshire can advise on the transfer of the assets, but are unable to give advice relating to your will – for this you would need to contact a solicitor.

How to make a donation

You can do so in a number of ways:

  • Donate online
  • Send a cheque made payable to “Staffordshire Community Foundation” (and write ‘We Love Lichfield Fund’ on the reverse) to We Love Lichfield Fund, c/o The Community Foundation For Staffordshire ,Communications House, Technology Park, University Court, Stafford ST18 0ES
  • Call The Community Foundation For Staffordshire on 01785 339540

Personal donations

If you make a personal donation, by filling in a Gift Aid form for every donation you make your donation is boosted by 25%! So, if you Gift Aid a donation of £10, the fund will actually get £12.50!

Boost your company profile

We’re always happy for local companies who donate to the We Love Lichfield Fund to use our logo on their literature. It’s a great way to let your customers, suppliers and new clients know how your organisation helps the community.  Contact us if you wish to help or support the Fund on 01785 339540