Leaving a gift in your will costs you nothing today and ensures your legacy helps change the young lives of tomorrow at sea.

When you choose to remember Tall Ships Youth Trust in your will, you’ll make a lasting contribution to help future generations.

We simply couldn’t support many of the young people who sail with us, without the generosity and kindness of people leaving us a gift in their wills.

After you’ve taken care of the people closest to you, even a 1% gift in your will to Tall Ships Youth Trust could transform the lives of young people from disadvantaged backgrounds living across the UK.

Our work really does have a measurable impact on young people’s lives. Out on the open water, under sail, our young people learn lessons that set them up for life and help them to realise their true potential.

As a result of their voyage:

97% of young people now feel they have better team working skills
96% believed it improved their communication skills
94% said their voyage had increased their confidence and self-esteem
97% said they are now able to manage their feelings better
91% felt it improved their leadership skills
97% of young people go on to, or remain in employment, education or training

Josh's story

Sailing with Tall Ships Youth Trust offered respite from my depression and gave me the opportunity to see another side of life. At first, I was petrified but by the final day, I felt I was ready to challenge Captain Jack Sparrow himself!

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Getting started

We recommend that you contact a solicitor or a member of the Institute of Professional Will Writers to help you write or update your will.

If you’d like to speak with us in confidence about your plans for making a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust, please email:

Your questions answered

Writing or updating a will is not something most of us do very often and you may have a number of questions about how to include a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust. We have provided answers to some of the most commonly asked questions below.

What is the best way to remember Tall Ships Youth Trust in my will?

Often the best way to support charities is with a residuary gift as it means the value of the gift will not change due to inflation. Your solicitor, or will writer, will be able to discuss the best options for your particular circumstances.

Do I need to be wealthy to make a gift in my will?

Any gift, large or small, will make a difference and help change the lives of young people from some of the most disadvantaged backgrounds in society.

Does Tall Ships Youth Trust offer free will writing services?

No we don’t. Instead, we advise you speak with a friend or family member who can recommend a solicitor or will maker.

What types of gifts can I make in my will?

There are three main gift types to consider when leaving a gift in your will:

  • Pecuniary gifts – A gift of a fixed sum of money. The value of a pecuniary gift will decrease over time, as the cost of living increases.
  • Residuary gifts – A gift of the ‘residue’ of the estate. The residue is what is left after all other gifts, debts, funeral expenses, certain other costs and tax have been deducted.
  • Specific gifts – Actual items for instance, a piece of jewellery, furniture, a painting, buildings, boats, land, house contents, shares, etc.

Your solicitor will be able to explain the different gift types you can make in your will.​

What information do I need to include when leaving a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust?

Please include our full name, address and registered charity details:

Tall Ships Youth Trust

2A The Hard

Charity Number: 314229

How do I leave a gift to Tall Ships Youth Trust in my will?

By speaking to your solicitor or will maker when you either make or amend an existing will.