Discuss with your family
It’s helpful to make sure your family knows about your wishes and how the Ben Fund can support them when you’re no longer around.
Make a will
Making a will makes things easier and less distressing for those left behind.
You can download our suggested wording to help you leave a legacy to the Ben Fund.
We have a 24hr telephone helpline if you have any general legal queries.
On average, the Ben Fund receives £130,000 per year in legacies to support its work.
Annual legacy payments range from £24,000 to £469,000
The Benevolent Fund is grateful to the many civil engineers who have supported us after they have left the world they have helped to build. Civil engineers by their very nature want to improve society and the world around them and it’s no surprise they want to leave a lasting legacy to support future engineers to do the same.
Why leave a legacy?
If you’d like to further the general work of the Ben Fund, legacies are a wonderful gift used to improve the lives of civil engineers and their families
Let your family know
Discuss your plans with your family and ensure you pass on details of the Ben Fund, as they are entitled to access services when you are no longer around.
Special thanks are given to the civil engineers who have bequeathed money to the ICE Benevolent Fund. Kris Barnett, CEO tells us how legacy payments support the Ben Fund.