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Naming COTA NT in your will is a simple, yet powerful act

Leave a gift in your will

Many people who have been helped and supported by COTA choose to leave a gift for COTA NT in their will. We are very grateful for these gifts and for the recognition of our work.

Naming COTA NT in your will is a simple, yet powerful act (find general information about wills and making a will here).

Your bequest may help to fund:

  • fund or part-fund a health and well-being program for seniors (read more about our Program costs here)
  • fund or part-fund an event or important observance such as Elder Abuse Awareness Day or International Day of the Older Person
  • fund or part-fund a training workshop or forum.

What can I leave in my Will?

  • A general bequest is usually a sum of money or a percentage of the value of your estate
  • A residual bequest includes anything remaining in your estate after specific and general bequests have been paid
  • A specific bequest is a gift of a particular piece of property, such as a house or jewellery.

How do I include COTA NT in my Will?

If you wish to include a gift to COTA NT in your Will, we recommend that you consult the Public Trustee or your Solicitor, or for a DIY will we suggest the following wording:

General or Pecuniary Bequest

I GIVE to COTA NT – Council of the Ageing (Northern Territory), (ABN 86 316 991 800) at Spillett House, 65 Smith Street, Darwin NT 0800, the whole or [insert percentage] of my estate. I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of COTA NT will be a complete discharge for this bequest and my trustee will not be bound to see the application of the bequest.

Residual Bequest

I GIVE to COTA NT – Council of the Ageing (Northern Territory), (ABN 86 316 991 800) at Spillett House, 65 Smith Street, Darwin NT 0800, the residue of my estate. I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of COTA NT will be a complete discharge for this bequest and my trustee will not be bound to see the application of the bequest.

Specific Bequest

I GIVE to COTA NT – Council of the Ageing (Northern Territory), (ABN 86 316 991 800) at Spillett House, 65 Smith Street, Darwin NT 0800, [insert specific item to be given] OR the sum of [insert specific amount to be given] for its general purposes*. I declare that the receipt of the Chief Executive Officer or other proper officer of COTA NT will be a complete discharge for this bequest and my trustee will not be bound to see the application of the bequest.

Any size of gift will helps us to continue supporting and serving all NT seniors. If you decide to leave a gift to COTA NT in your will, please let us know so we can thank you for your support. 

DGR and Charitable Status

  • COTA NT is an incorporated Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status (as Council on the Ageing (Northern Territory) Inc.)
  • COTA NT is registered with the Australian Charities & Nonprofits Commission CAN 86316991800
  • ABN 86 316 991 800

*If you prefer to choose the way in which the organisation uses your gift, please gift us through our philanthropic major giving option.

 

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