Kinds of bequests

If you decide to leave a bequest to the NCACL, it is important that your Will is clear and concise, to ensure that your intentions are followed. Brief information about bequests is provided in this document as a general guide only. The National Centre is happy to consult with you or your adviser on wording or details. We recommend that you speak with your legal adviser before making any decisions regarding the eventual distribution of your estate.  We would then like you or your solicitor or adviser to contact us about your bequest to ensure your wishes are carried out.

A bequest to the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature may take the form of:

  • a nomination for the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature to receive the balance of your estate after making other specific provisions of your choosing, or
  • a nomination for a specific amount of money or a percentage of your estate to the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature.
  • Gifts of property (including collection items), which might include stocks, bonds, real estate, insurance policies, antiques, jewellery or any other realisable assets as gifts in your will. If the gift includes books, artworks, manuscript material, maps or other items intended for the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature’s collection it is helpful to consult with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature about whether these might duplicate items already held, and to determine whether they comply with the National Centre for Australian Children’s Literature’s Collection Policy.