Remembering RWCMD in Your Will

A legacy from you, through them to the world

Leaving a legacy to the College is one of the most important, personal and valuable actions you can take to ensure that the College continues to thrive and develop and to attract the most talented students from across the world.

A gift in your will to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama will directly support our students' training and help to launch them into their professional careers. Many will go on to make significant creative contributions locally and internationally within the worlds of music and theatre and bequests can be set up in a variety of ways to provide support over many future generations.

If the idea of leaving such a far reaching and long lasting gift appeals to you and you would like to explore the possibilities further, please consider coming to talk to us. If you do so, we can ensure that your particular interests and wishes and the needs of the College and its students are brought together in the most effective way possible.

Meanwhile here are a few facts and suggestions to help you:

  • The Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama is a registered charity and any gift you make to us will be exempt from UK inheritance tax.
  • There are a number of ways you can support the College and its students. You can leave a percentage of your estate, a set amount of money or a specific gift in the form of a property, stocks and shares, works of art or musical instruments.
  • Bequests that are unrestricted will enable the Senior Management Team at the College to put your support to best use, depending on which area of the College's work is most in need at the time.

Alternatively, you can create a bequest that clearly directs how you would like your gift to be used while still meeting College priorities. For example you could leave a legacy for:

  • Student scholarships

    Scholarships across all our training disciplines are the College's current fundraising priority. They can be named or anonymous and, depending on the level of endowment created, may be awarded in perpetuity.

  • Masterclasses with world class tutors and mentors

    Masterclasses with international practitioners who are working at the highest level, are a growing part of our students' training. Since the creation of the new spaces we have the opportunity to invite more world class tutors and performers but need additional funds to do so.

  • Performance opportunities and fully staged productions

    We are committed to creating a wide range of relevant performance opportunities for our students and the development of the Dora Stoutzker Hall, the Richard Burton Theatre and the public foyer have provided exceptional professional conditions

  • Instruments for student practice and performance

    The opportunity to learn and perform on an excellent and responsive instrument is vital to the full development of a musician's skills and own voice. We are always in need of high quality instruments for those studying here to use and the gift of an instrument to the College will enable many future generations of musicians to reach their full potential.

  • Ongoing capital projects

    Following the opening of our new world class facilities, it continues to be important for the College to develop and maintain a capital fund. This fund is for the upkeep of the main performance and training spaces, refurbishment of practice rooms and study areas and, in due course, the development of an exceptional new library both for the students and the general public who wish to have access to our collections.

If you decide you want to make a bequest to the College and know how you wish to direct it, we advise that you consult a solicitor to ensure your will is legally valid, up to date and reflects your intentions. If your wishes are simple, these examples of wording covering two different kinds of legacy, may be helpful to you.

Legacy of all or part of net estate

'I give to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Registered Charity Number 1139282, of Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER (hereinafter called the RWCMD) the residue (or % share of the residue) of my estate absolutely and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of the RWCMD and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Board of the RWCMD shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors'.

Fixed sum legacy

'I give to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Registered Charity Number 1139282, of Castle Grounds, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3ER (hereinafter called the RWCMD) the sum of £ _____ and I direct that (i) the proceeds may be used for the general purposes of the RWCMD and (ii) a receipt signed by a person for the time being authorised by the Board of the RWCMD shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my executors'.

You do not have to be a millionaire to leave a bequest to the College. Even a modest gift can make a significant difference, either on its own or added into our scholarship endowment.

If you wish to find out more about how you could help the College through a bequest we will respond to letters or can arrange an, in confidence, phone call or meeting with you.

Please contact Lucy Stout (Director of Development) 029 2039 1399 / lucy.stout@rwcmd.ac.uk or Scott Allin (Vice Principal) 029 2039 1340 / scott.allin@rwcmd.ac.uk

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama
Castle Grounds
Cathays Park
CF10 3ER

Beyond your lifetime to many future lifetimes of work in the arts. Thank you.