Imagine a better tomorrow where all people can belong

Leaving a gift in your Will is an incredible way to support a cause that you care deeply about.

Whether you’re passionate about fitness and community engagement, helping young people learn to swim or breaking the cycle of reoffending – a gift to Y Victoria in your Will can help change lives.

It’s easy to leave a gift in your Will. Download our Gifts in Wills guide to learn everything you need to know about leaving a bequest to Y Victoria.

Together we can make a positive impact on the lives of Victorians now and for generations to come.

What is a charitable bequest?

A charitable bequest, also known as a gift in Will, is the donation that you leave to a charity or not-for-profit organisation as stated in your Will. Sometimes this is referred to as a ‘legacy gift’.

What are the types of gifts you can leave in a Will?

Specific / Pecuniary

A specific personal asset such as property, shares, artwork, or a specified amount of money.


A nominated percentage of the value of your whole Estate.


The remainder of your Estate once all specific gifts have been disbursed to your beneficiaries and after any debts.

How to leave a gift in your Will

  1. Choose your beneficiaries – Beneficiaries are those who you intend to leave your Estate to, and generally include loved ones first, followed by important people and charities you wish to include. We recommend talking to loved ones about your decision to include the Y in your Will.
  2. Decide the type of gift you want to leave in your Will – Types of gifts include pecuniary, percentage and residual.
  3. Writing a Will – We recommend talking with a legal professional about making or updating your Will. We have also partnered with Gathered Here to help you access affordable online Will writing services.
  4. Notify us – We’d love you to notify us that Y Victoria is a beneficiary so that we can thank you personally and keep you up to date with the charitable work that donations like yours are supporting.

What impact will my bequest have?

When you include a gift to Y Victoria in your Will, you’ll be supporting our life-changing programs and making a real difference to the future of disadvantaged Victorians.

As one of Australia’s oldest charities, the Y has been supporting local communities since 1853. We deliver community programs, health and wellbeing services, education facilities and social impact initiatives to drive us towards our vision for a better tomorrow where all people can belong. 

Whatever your gift to us, we’ll make sure it does the greatest good in the area where it’s most needed. Learn more about some of the ways your bequest can support our work below.

Join our Legacy Club

When you leave us a gift in your Will, you’ll be welcomed into our Legacy Club.

You’ll receive an introductory pack and be invited to special launches and VIP events, as well as receive updates on our valuable charity work.

The Legacy Club was born out of the story of Ken Edwards – beloved Philip Island community member and donor to the Y.

Ken was passionate about fitness and community engagement and wanted to make sure older people could participate in activities and try new things, just like he was able to.

The Legacy Club was created with Ken and his community spirit in mind.

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