Online workshop for Somerset community organisations on Developing a Simple Legacy Action Plan (Tuesday 25th June 2024, 11am-1pm)

Spark Somerset is a charity that supports and champions Somerset’s voluntary and community organisations to help change lives and build healthy, resilient communities through the provision of information, advice, training and forums, and by sharing expertise, building partnerships, inspiring social action and advocating on behalf of the voluntary, community, faith and social enterprise (VCFSE)  at local and national level. It also provides a Volunteer Service called ‘Spark A Change’, which encourages people to get involved and make a difference in their communities.

On Tuesday 25th June 2024, Spark Somerset will be running a 2-hour online workshop from 11am to 1pm for Somerset organisations on how they can develop a simple strategy for legacy fundraising.

The workshop will be particularly relevant to staff or volunteers in Somerset organisations who are responsible for fundraising.

Participants will learn:

o Guidance on possible audiences such as donors, service users, volunteers, trustees, staff, solicitors and financial advisers.
o The channels to use to promote legacy giving, and what messaging works best for each channel.
o The advantages and disadvantages of offering discounted or free Wills.
o How to draft your legacy vision for your website or presentations.
o How to respond to a legacy enquirer or someone who has pledged a legacy, and
o What to do when you get notified of a legacy.

Please note that there is a cost of £15 per participant for the online workshop.

The training is offered as part of a project that is being funded by the UK Government through the Shared Prosperity Fund. Subsidised tickets are solely available to VCFSE staff and volunteers from organisations operating in Somerset.

Spark Somerset strives to be accessible to all so if this cost is a barrier to your attendance, please contact Spark by emailing

Further details, including how to book a place on the workshop, is available at this link to Eventbrite.