Leave A Gift In Your Will


With a gift in your Will to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul you will help build a better future for people in need and create lasting solutions to tackle poverty.

Kieran Stafford SVP National President

Putting you will power to good work

Our mission seeks to eliminate the causes of poverty.

Today, there are 1,250 local active units of the Society at work in Ireland and collectively they have over 11,000 volunteer members, who make more than 400,000 visits to homes throughout every parish in the country every year.

All assistance offered by the Society is given in a non-judgemental spirit, carefully based on the needs of each individual or family seeking help.

With your support we can build a better future

Each year we help people nationwide who are struggling to put food on the table, to heat their homes, to pay for their children’s education or pay for basic health care costs or other essential bills.

Sadly, today there is a worrying spirit of hopelessness frequently seen by our volunteer members as they encounter people all over Ireland juggling their weekly bills to decide what should be paid for.

But it’s not all about paying bills.

Poverty today comes in many different forms. It encompasses any circumstance which prevents an individual from living with dignity and excludes him or her from ordinary life and activities.

With the support of so many good and caring people like you we are working to make Ireland a fairer place for everyone to live in.

Some important things for you to remember about leaving a gift to SVP in your Will

Please remember when you are drawing up your Will that your family and loved ones must always come first.

We always advise that you should seek professional advice. Your solicitor should be able to give you helpful information about the things you need to consider when writing, amending or updating your Will.

Once you take good care of your loved ones in your Will you may decide to leave the balance of your assets – or a percentage of what is left of them – to the Society of St Vincent de Paul. This type of bequest is called a Residuary Bequest.

Or, you may decide to leave a set amount of money, or a specific gift item, to SVP in your Will. This type of bequest is called a Pecuniary Bequest.

Our legacy charter highlights your promises to you

 Legacy charter

  1. We recognise that your Will is personal and private to you and we promise you that we will respect your privacy at all times.
  2. We fully understand that the wellbeing of your family and your loved ones must always come first.
  3. Because SVP is committed to making a positive difference in the lives of those in need in Ireland, we actively encourage you to please remember SVP in your Will. However, we understand that you may have other charities that you may wish to include in your Will in preference to, or in addition to, SVP. We recognise that this is entirely your decision and we fully respect your right to decide as you wish.
  4. If you specify in your Will how and where you would like your gift to be used by SVP, we will always work to honour your wishes. That’s a promise.
  5. We also promise you that we will use your gift as carefully and as cost effectively as possible so that it brings the maximum amount of benefits to people in need in Ireland.

More information

Please download our booklet for more information today:

Download Legacy Booklet 

If you have any questions or if we can help in any way you are very welcome to contact us on:

T: 01 884 8200‚Äč
E: legacy@svp.ie
P: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 91/92 Sean McDermott Street, Dublin 1.