Donations & Legacies
By making a donation you can help New Lanark World Heritage Site deliver a world class experience! As a recognised charity we are immensely grateful for all donations, no matter how large or small.
Donated funds are received by New Lanark Trust (Charity No: SC008552). They make a real difference to our work and are crucial to the success of our projects.
You can donate by downloading the form to the left of this page or simply by clicking the 'Donate' button.
Please Gift Aid your donation
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows you to increase the value of your gift without paying a penny more. Gift Aid enables us to reclaim tax that you have already paid at basic rate through income tax or capital gains tax. For every £1 you give, we can claim an additional 25p from the Inland Revenue.
Types of Legacy
A Residuary legacy is a percentage of your estate left to a charity after expenses and personal bequests
A Pecuniary legacy is a gift of a fixed sum of money
A Specific legacy is a specific item such as heritage artefacts
Leaving a legacy gift is an important decision, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Here are the basics:
1. State in your will that you would like to leave a gift to us. We recommend using a solicitor or professional will-writer to make sure your will is legal and valid.
2. Include our full name, to make sure the money goes to the right place: New Lanark Trust (SC008552), New Lanark Mills, Lanark, ML11 9DB
3. If you have already written us into your will, we’re very grateful and would love it if you could let us know, so we can thank you personally and appropriately.
As a registered charity, a gift in your will to New Lanark Trust can prove extremely tax-efficient as such gifts are not subject to inheritance tax.
If you would like to discuss legacies or donations to New Lanark Trust, please contact 01555 661345 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
How your gift can help
Restoring our Heritage
The restoration of New Lanark village has been ongoing since the formation of the Trust in 1974 and is a massive task which is not yet complete! Your legacy could support the restoration of some of the historic buildings within and around the village, including Double Row, a former row of millworkers’ housing, the former Village Church and North Lodge Bridge at the pathway to the Falls of Clyde.
Conserving our Heritage
New Lanark Trust works tirelessly to conserve the built and material heritage of New Lanark village. Whether supporting the repairing of stonework, the resurfacing of historic footpaths, the recording of period wallpaper or the conservation, cataloguing and digitisation of our archive, your legacy will enable this heritage to be enjoyed by generations to come.
Interpreting our Heritage
From an oral history listening post to a large scale computer Aided Virtual Environment and from woodland signposts to the re-creation of a period millworkers’ house, your legacy could contribute to the development of new ways of interpreting the fascinating and internationally significant heritage of New Lanark.
Promoting our Heritage
Your donation could help support one of the exciting exhibitions displayed at New Lanark World Heritage Site. These have included The Great Tapestry of Scotland, the largest ever Scottish Community project, A New View of Society, an exhibition of original artefacts linked to Robert Owen and A Tale of Two Institutes, a joint exhibition with Lanark Library to celebrate the centenary and bi-centenary of the Lindsay Institute in Lanark and the Institute for the Formation of Character in New Lanark.