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Leave a gift in your Will

Your Legacy, Australia's Future

When you include Carbon Positive Australia in your Will, you are making a unique and deeply appreciated commitment that helps us continue to not only sequester carbon, but also restore degraded land, increase biodiversity, and help communities become more climate change resilient. Your gift will be used where and when it is most needed, and is deeply appreciated.

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Leaving a Carbon Positive Legacy

We know that including a charity in your Will can be a very personal decision and one that needs care and consideration. We appreciate that it is important to talk with your loved ones and family about your intentions and why leaving a gift to Carbon Positive Australia matters to you.

A legacy gift is one of the most effective and long-lasting ways you can support our work. We rely on our donor’s generosity to enable us to plan multi-year restoration projects, ensure the permanence of trees planted in our projects, and commit to supporting community planting across Australia. Many of our carbon projects have 100-year permanence – meaning the trees are protected for 100 years. Gifts from Wills are essential for ensuring this protection now and into the future.

Without you, none of this can happen. Whatever you choose to bequeath to Carbon Positive Australia, your contribution is vital in ensuring a climate-healthy future for all.

For everything you need to know to leave a gift in your Will to Carbon Positive Australia, including answers to Frequently Asked Questions, download our Gift in Wills Info Pack.

"I consider myself lucky to have lived and experienced a beautiful planet, with vast bright blue skies, clear and clean oceans teeming with a plethora of life and bushland and forests filled with giant trees and constant sounds of bird calls and rustling of bushes or leaves from fauna that call it their homes. Each day I am deeply grateful that I'm still able to experience some of that. I can't tell what the future will hold for generations to come, and I can only do what I can with the time I have, and knowing when I no longer walk this beautiful planet, the gift I leave will bring hope so that some of the beauty we have today, can still be around for those who have yet to walk this planet. Trees give us life and I give trees in return." đź’š

Antonia, NSW, Gift in Will donor

Field with native Australia trees in rows

Create your Will free online

We’ve partnered with Gathered Here to provide a free online will-writing service for our donors, supporters, and anyone else who’d like to leave a climate-healthy legacy. You can create your Will simply and easily in a little over ten minutes – just complete the online form here. Even a small gift in your Will to Carbon Positive Australia creates a lasting difference to the health of landscapes, communities and climate.

Join the Acacia Legacy Circle

When you make the commitment to a climate healthy future and include Carbon Positive Australia in your Will, you become a member of our Acacia Legacy Circle.

Acacias are an essential pioneer species – they are resilient, hardy and vigorous, preparing the ground for thriving future forests. We believe those who leave a gift in their Will are pioneering in the same way – providing for future growth, resilience and climate health for all.

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How to Leave a Gift in Your Will

One option is to use our free online Will service to create your Will and make a bequest to Carbon Positive Australia (see above).

We strongly recommend that you seek independent, professional legal and tax advice when making or changing your Will to ensure your intentions will be carried out and distributions to beneficiaries are according to your wishes.

You have a few options for leaving gifts in your Will:

  • Whole or part of your estate: where your entire estate, or any part of it, is left to Carbon Positive Australia.
  • A residual gift: where the remainder (or a proportion of the remainder) of your estate to be paid to Carbon Positive Australia. This is a simple way to leave a gift that won’t change any specific bequests to loved ones. It also retains its value over time (unlike a specific gift that can reduce in value with inflation).
  • A specific gift: including any sum of money, cash balances in a bank account, a residential house, rural land, commercial real estate, or stocks and shares.
  • An in-specie gift: This is an asset that can be transferred directly from your estate to Carbon Positive Australia. If you’re considering leaving real estate or shares to us, this option allows the asset to be transferred directly to Carbon Positive Australia and may save your estate paying capital gains tax on the sale of the asset. Please ensure you seek appropriate legal advice to ensure this is applicable to your circumstance.

Suggested wording for your Will:

Please note: Carbon Positive Australia is the trading name of Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund and is a Deductible Gift Recipient. Any bequests should be left to Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund.

I bequeath [the whole/a percentage/something specific/residue] of my estate to Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund, ABN 99 124 696 966, of City West Lotteries House, 2 Delhi Street, Unit #11, West Perth, WA 6005 for purposes that it shall determine, and this bequest will be free from all duties. The receipt of this bequest by any authorised officer of Carbon Neutral Charitable Fund shall form valid discharge to my executor.

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