Giving to the ABA Charities

The ABA has two charities:

THE ABA BENEVOLENT FUND 

The Benevolent Fund, built up by donation over many years, is used to support existing and former antiquarian booksellers and their dependants in times of need. With your support, we can make sure that no one who requires help is turned away.

THE ABA EDUCATIONAL TRUST

The ABA Educational Trust exists to promote and support education and research across the entire field of rare book studies and antiquarian bookselling. This includes: the organisation and funding of courses, bibliographical research, support of apprenticeships including cataloguing skills, encouraging the reading and collection of books, promotion of exhibitions and publications, making grants to individuals and institutions, research into the history of the book, liaison with and support of rare books librarians and archivists, promoting lectures and seminars, and awarding bursaries and grants.

PLEASE DO CONSIDER GIVING YOUR SUPPORT
There are several ways in which you can donate to the ABA’s charities.

1. One-off Donations
2. Regular Giving
3. Legacies

To discuss options in detail, please contact the Secretary or Treasurer.  To find out more about the operation of the charities, please contact the Secretary or the Chair of Trustees:

Benevolent Fund: Peter Miller – peter.miller30@btinternet.com – 01904 612751
Educational Trust: Jean Hedger – jean.hedger@virgin.net – 01628 603204

1. One-off Donations
Donation to the ABA’s charities is simple. Just click on one of the links below to make a donation.

Give to the ABA Benevolent Fund​     
 
    
 

If you are a UK tax payer we can claim an extra 25% on your donation at no extra cost to you.  All you need to do is download the declaration form and return it to us.


Benevolent Fund Gift Aid Form          
Educational Trust Gift Aid Form

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to the ABA Office, 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR, made payable to ABA BENEVOLENT FUND  or ABA EDUCATIONAL TRUST 

2. Regular Giving
The ABA Benevolent Fund and Educational Trust welcome contributions through regular giving. 

You can use the bank details below to set up regular payments by direct debit. If you would like us to do it for you, please fill in the


Direct Debit Instruction (Benevolent Fund), or the
Direct Debit Instruction (Educational Trust). 

THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION (INTERNATIONAL) BENEVOLENT FUND
6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR
Please return your direct debit instruction to the ABA Office


ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL TRUST
6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR 
Please return your direct debit instruction to the ABA Office


If you are a UK tax payer we can claim an extra 25% on your donation at no extra cost to you.  All you need to do is download the declaration form and return it to us.

Benevolent Fund Gift Aid Form            Educational Trust Gift Aid Form


You can also choose to donate through PayPal Giving, whenever you sell on eBay
•     You can donate 10%-100% to your charity whenever you sell an item
•    You will receive fee credits whenever you sell an item for your charity
•    Your listing will be marked with the charity ribbon– attracting extra custom

3. Legacies
If you would like to remember the ABA’s charities in your will, under UK law, there are three different types of legacy by which you can do this:

1. A pecuniary legacy: a gift of a specific sum of money
2. A residuary legacy: a part or the whole of your estate after all pecuniary legacies and specific bequests have been made, and after deducting expenses and any tax
3. A specific bequest: a gift of specific items, for example, property or shares that the charity can convert into cash

Suggested Will wording

1. To leave a Sum of Money

I bequeath to …

THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION (INTERNATIONAL ) BENEVOLENT FUND
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1078700

 or
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL TRUST 
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1138013 


free of all taxes the sum of £ …………. to be applied to the general charitable purposes of the charity and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the receipt of this bequest

2. To leave a share of your estate

I devise and bequeath …………….. (insert ‘all’ or whatever fractional share of your estate you wish to bequeath) of the residue of my estate absolutely to … 

THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION (INTERNATIONAL ) BENEVOLENT FUND
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1078700 

or
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL TRUST
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1138013 


hereinafter called the Charity, such sum to be for the general charitable purposes of the charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the receipt of this bequest

3. A specific bequest

I bequeath to 

THE ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION (INTERNATIONAL ) BENEVOLENT FUND
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1078700 

​or
ANTIQUARIAN BOOKSELLERS ASSOCIATION EDUCATIONAL TRUST
of 6 Bell Yard, London, WC2A 2JR – Registered Charity Number: 1138013


free of tax ..............................................................................................................
................................................................................................................................
.....................................  (clear description of the item/items to be bequeathed)

with the full power to realise such assets and to apply the proceeds to the general purposes of the charity, and I direct that a receipt of the Honorary Treasurer or other authorised officer for the time being of the charity shall be a good and sufficient discharge to my Executors for the receipt of this bequest.
At any time in the future, you have the absolute right to change your mind about a gift in your will. You are strongly advised to use the services of a professional solicitor when drawing up your will.

There are tax benefits to leaving a legacy
Your donation to charity will either:
be taken off the value of your estate before Inheritance Tax is calculated
reduce your Inheritance Tax rate on the rest of your estate, if more than 10% of your estate is left to charity  www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax-reduced-rate-calculator

For more information about inheritance tax, please go to www.hmrc.gov.uk or call HM Revenue and Customs on 0845 302 0900.