Jackdaws Patrons support Jackdaws’ work with young people by pledging a legacy or by donating £1,000 per annum to support future development of new projects.

Jackdaws’ education projects support music activity by young people at all levels. All our projects are designed to inspire the future generation, giving them access to professional musicians of the highest standing, to inspire and support their musical development.

Please consider joining the Patrons Club to help ensure that young people continue to share those benefits in the future.

Patrons gather annually for a concert at Jackdaws and are credited on our website and publications.

If you would like to know more about the Patrons Club and details about making a legacy, please contact our Development Manager, Kate Meadows or our Artistic Director, Saffron or Tel 01373 812383, in the first instance, for information on our programme for young people, how your donation could help support young music making and the benefits of making a bequest to Jackdaws.


Thank you for considering pledging a legacy to Jackdaws, which can be as small as you like.  Any donation is set against inheritance tax. Please complete the form below to let us know you are intending to include Jackdaws in your will so that we can include you in the Patrons Club.


There are three types of Legacy:

  • Pecuniary – a fixed amount donated to charity.
  • Residuary – donation of funds remaining after all other gifts, fees and debts have been paid.
  • Specific – a donation of a specific assets such as shares, property or other valuables.


As Jackdaws is a charity, your donation will be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated. The rate of tax is then reduced if you donate more than 10% of your estate to charity.


We suggest you talk to your solicitor about including Jackdaws as a beneficiary when writing your will or about adding a Codicil, an addition to your current will, which will amend the existing will to add a fixed sum (effectively a donation) to a charity.

Please complete and return the Pledge form to us so that we know you intend to include Jackdaws in your will. Thank you.

Pledge a legacy

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If you would like to indicate the value of the gift please state it here:
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Would you like to be credited in the Patrons Club list on the Jackdaws website and in Jackdaws publications?

Make a Donation

If you would like to make a donation of £1,000 to Jackdaws.

You can make a donation of £1,000 by bank transfer (Bank Details: Jackdaws Educational Trust, Sort code 40-21-19. Acct No 81514032) or by card by calling 01373 812383.

If you sign the Gift aid form we can claim a further 25% from the Inland Revenue which will increase your donation to £1,250. If you are a higher rate tax payer you can also reclaim the higher rate tax from the Inland Revenue through your tax return

Please let us know you have made this gift by emailing kate@jackdaws.org

Gift Aid

Submit the form below if you want to make a Gift Aid declaration

Charity Gift Aid Declaration – multiple donation

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Boost your donation by 25p of Gift Aid for every £1 you donate

Gift Aid is reclaimed by Jackdaws from the tax you pay for the current tax year. Your address is needed to identify you as a current UK taxpayer.

In order to Gift Aid your donation you must tick the box below:*
I am a UK taxpayer and understand that if I pay less Income Tax and/or Capital Gains Tax than the amount of Gift Aid claimed on all my donations in that tax year it is my responsibility to pay any difference.

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Please notify Jackdaws if you:

  • want to cancel this declaration
  • change your name or home address
  • no longer pay sufficient tax on your income and/or capital gains

If you pay Income Tax at the higher or additional rate and want to receive the additional tax relief due to you, you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self-Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code.