Information for Executors

We're extremely grateful for the gifts that people leave us in their Wills. Over half of our work with animals today is funded by gifts like this.

If you are administering the estate of someone who has remembered the RSPCA in their Will, here's some information that we hope you'll find helpful.

Getting in touch

RSPCA Animal Care Assistant holding a cat © RSPCA

If you're acting on behalf of someone who has passed away and has left a gift in their Will - whether to the National RSPCA or a specific Branch - please get in touch with us by emailing legacyadmin@rspca.org.uk or telephoning our legacy income team on 0300 123 0417.

Paying a legacy

In order to assist you in administering the kind gifts left to us in Wills, there are some details we'll need from you:

  • Full name and address of the person who has left us the gift
  • Date of death
  • A copy of the Will
  • A list of assets and liabilities in the estate (if the gift is a share of an estate).

Please provide this information before making a payment by bank transfer by emailing legacyadmin@rspca.org.uk or telephoning our legacy income team on 0300 123 0417.

Payment information

By bank transfer:

Our preferred method of payment is via Bank Transfer. Please find the RSPCA's Bank Account details below:

Account name:

RSPCA NO 1 ACCOUNT

Account number:

05314682

Sort code:

18-00-02

Bank address:

Coutts & Co, St Martin's Office, 440 Strand, London, WC2R 0QS

Note: Please use the surname or the reference number of the person who has left us the gift if you have received correspondence from us. This will help us to match your payment with the legacy and enable us to provide you with a formal receipt.

Transfer of USD or Euro:

If you are wishing to transfer legacy funds in USD or Euro please contact the legacy income team on 0300 123 0417 or email legacyadmin.org.uk and request details of the RSPCA's separate Bank Accounts for receipts in either of these currencies

By cheque:

If you wish to make payment by cheque, please make cheques payable to 'RSPCA' and send them to the following address with a cover letter including the information listed above: RSPCA, Legacy Income Team, Wilberforce Way, Southwater, Horsham, West Sussex RH13 9RS .

Note: Please be aware that there may be a delay in acknowledging funds sent in this way, as access to our offices is limited at the moment.

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