We are funded to a significant degree by voluntary contributions. Our branches bring together people who truly care and who provide wonderful support to others in need in their communities.
Life is not easy for kidney patients or for those who care for kidney patients. The IKA supports both patients, and their families and carers, in many practical ways, offering help and guidance. We also campaign tirelessly for improvements in renal healthcare provision in Ireland. Please support our work to help improve the lives of people in need of our help.
You don't need to be wealthy to leave a gift of significance to the IKA in your will, and if you decide to do so, it is simple to implement. With a little help from a solicitor, and some of the details we've provided on this page, a clause in favour of the IKA will ensure it reaches us at a future date.
Our new Support Centre in Cork was funded in large by a legacy gift and will benefit many patients in the years to come.
How It Works
Leaving a legacy is a private and personal decision. We will never pressure you in any way and respect your right to change your mind at any time in the future. You don't need to tell us if you choose to leave a gift to us, but we would love to thank you and keep you updated about our work if you do.
There are a few things to consider and you should always seek legal advice before making a new, or a change to an existing, will.
You are generally able to leave four types of gift to a charity; percentage, specific, pecuniary and residuary.
The IKA has been granted tax-exempt status by the Irish Revenue Commissioners, which means that gifts made in a Will are exempt from inheritance tax - i.e., we will receive the gift in full.
Most people leave a bequest without restrictions in the knowledge that the IKA board at the time of receipt of their bequest will address the key issues and needs of the day. You can of course leave monies for a particular element of our work. You can make this legally binding within your Will, but this can become complicated if for some reason we are not able to meet the requirements specified. A more flexible way of doing this is to include a 'Letter of Wishes' - this is not a legal document but allows you to express your hopes for how the gift will be used, which we would always try our best to honour. We would of course also be very happy to discuss your wishes and ideas before you complete your will and this may help provide additional clarity for you.
Making a gift to a charity is relatively simple. You need to get the name, address and Registered Charity Number of the charity you wish to give to and decide what gift you wish to make. Our details are:
Irish Kidney Association CLG.
Donor House, Block 43A, Park West, Dublin, D12 P5V6
Registered Charity Number (RCN): 20011260
Companies Registration Number: 66109
CHY (Revenue) Number: 6327
For the gift of a percentage of an estate:
I hereby give, devise and bequeath ____ percent (___%) of my total estate, determined as of the date of my death, to Irish Kidney Association CLG of Donor House, Block 43A, Park West, Dublin, D12 P5V6, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same.”
For the gift of the residue of an estate:
“I give to Irish Kidney Association CLG of Donor House, Block 43A, Park West, Dublin, D12 P5V6, all (or a fraction) of the residue of my estate whatsoever and wheresoever, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be a full and sufficient discharge of the same.”
For a gift of a fixed sum or specific item:
“I give the sum of €_______ or I bequeath (the item specified) to Irish Kidney Association CLG of Donor House, Block 43A, Park West, Dublin, D12 P5V6, and I direct that the receipt of the Treasurer or other proper officer for the time being of the said Organisation shall be proper and sufficient discharge for the same.”
Yes, leaving a gift in your will is sometimes called a bequest or legacy.
You don't have to redo the whole thing, don't worry! You can simply use an addition, known as a codicil, to make small and simple ammendments to your existing Will (although you can only have five codicils in place before it is recommended you make a new Will).
If you intend to be an organ donor, please let your next-of-kin know and do not rely on leaving this information in your Will. In almost every case, by the time your Will is read you will already have passed away and it will be too late to be an organ donor.
Read about the history and mission of the Irish Kidney Association.
Find out important information and view documents.
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Here at the IKA we're more than happy to assist you with anything you might need. If you've got any questions or concerns then please feel free to use the contact form to send us a message.