Many thanks to everyone who took the time to enter our Legacy Futures Awards 2021. We’ve had some brilliant entries from charities of all sizes. The competition is now closed and the winners will be announced in May, best of luck to all!

The Legacy Futures Awards aim to support people working in the gifts In Wills and In Memory sectors through three Awards: The Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards, The Legacy Future Leader Award and The Legacy Futures Innovation Award.

We want to see our community flourish. What better way to achieve this than by investing in the teams who will be taking our sector forward.

If you, your organisation, or any of your team qualify for one of the Legacy Futures Awards 2021 we would be delighted to hear from you.

Applications will close on 31st March 2021, and winners will be notified in May.

Crispin Ellison Bursary Awards

These Awards are named in memory of former Legacy Link Director Crispin Ellison, whose career was dedicated to advancing professional knowledge in the legacy sector.

The main bursary is open to any individual working or volunteering in a legacy giving role in the UK, regardless of the size of their charity, and covers the cost of one successful applicant attaining one Certificate in Charity Legacy Administration CiCLA qualification worth £1000.

There are two further bursaries available for two runners-up to cover the cost of any two-day online training provided by the Institute of Legacy Management, worth £250 each. These are open to people working in the UK or Australia.


The Legacy Future Leader Award

This Award will highlight a future legacy leader, aged under 35.

The award gives young Gifts in Wills and In-Memory professionals the opportunity to engage with experts from Legacy Futures over a period of six months through one-to-one mentoring. The winner will also receive free tickets to attend the 2021 ILM conference and the 2021 CIOF Legacy Fundraising conference.


The Legacy Futures Innovation Award

This Award is open to any organisation that demonstrates its commitment to innovation in Gift in Wills and In-Memory fundraising. It aims to support those teams looking to enhance their understanding, approach or administration, in the long-term, through provision of advisory support to the value of £5000.