If you can afford to donate to the Contingency Fund, here are a few ways you can do so.
Regular donations, one-off gifts, and remembering the Fund in your will.
To make a one-off donation or set up a monthly contribution using your credit or debit card, or as a direct transfer from your bank account, visit our online donation page.
Card payments are processed securely and instantly. If you opt to make a direct bank transfer, you will receive a confirmation message with details for UK and international payments. You can also find these below.
Account Name: Authors’ Contingency Fund
Sort Code: 40-07-13
Account Number: 01473727
For international payments, please use:
If you would like us to be able to claim an extra 25p for every £1 you donate, please download and complete this Gift Aid form.
Our charity number is 212406.
Some of the Fund’s most important donations over the years have been made by authors who remembered us in their will.
We are very grateful if you are in the process of making your will and would like to make allowance for the Fund.
Two examples of suggested wording
I give the sum of £[VALUE] to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, Charity number 326605, The Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EH for its general charitable purposes and I declare that this legacy shall be free of all tax.
I give absolutely to the Authors’ Contingency Fund, Charity number 326605, The Society of Authors, 24 Bedford Row, London, WC1R 4EH all copyrights, interests in copyrights, Public Lending Right, moral and ancillary rights, royalties and all other monies of every other description accruing therefrom in the following works…
These are of course simplified specimen forms of bequest, which may need to be amended by your solicitor according to the circumstances. Please feel free to contact our Chief Executive, Nicola Solomon, if you would like to discuss any aspect of a bequest.
Do get in touch to discuss so we can better understand how you would like your gift to be acknowledged.
The Authors’ Contingency Fund is a registered charity number 212406.
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