Population Matters is one of the world’s foremost population charities campaigning for a better future for all. Will you help us continue our essential work beyond your lifetime, as the need for progress becomes ever more critical? If, like us, you envisage a future where nature and future generations thrive in harmony within our planet’s means, please consider including a legacy to Population Matters in your will.

By making a will you can ensure your loved ones are protected first and foremost, but leaving even a small percentage of your estate to Population Matters will make a direct and immediate contribution to our vision of a sustainable human population, for the benefit of people and planet. Any contribution you make, large or small, will be gratefully received.


“In my lifetime alone the population of the world has increased threefold. The future looks bleak, with countries increasingly likely to fight over declining finite resources of land, water and minerals. In the United Kingdom, the population has grown over 30 per cent; the effects in terms of urban blight and sprawl are apparent everywhere. If one’s life is to have any meaning it should be devoted to leaving some benefit, however small. That is why I shall leave a bequest to Population Matters and why I urge others to do the same.”

 – John C., Suffolk, Population Matters Supporter

The ultimate gift

Legacy gifts represent a critical part of our income, comprising around 20% of our annual donations on average. Without these precious, transformational gifts, our campaigns would not have achieved so many successes since our humble origins 30 years ago. However, there is much more to do and we need your support.

With your help, we can continue expanding our campaign for a better future more effectively and with greater confidence for many years to come, until our vision becomes reality. We promise to continue empowering women and girls across the world to choose their family size and lobbying policy makers to ensure population is included in global strategies.

Leave the ultimate legacy for future generations by helping us to ensure individual choices can be made, and are underpinned by policy commitments for a better future.

How to leave us a legacy

We recommend seeking professional advice when writing your will or updating an existing will. You can find a legal professional near you via The Law Society, or for more general information about making a will, visit www.gov.uk/make-will

Before making your will, think about what assets you have and who you want to leave them to. If you change your mind, it is important to keep your will up to date to ensure your wishes for loved ones and any of the charities you want to support will be clearly understood. You may choose to include a charitable gift in your will as they are tax free and therefore reduce your inheritance tax threshold, and potentially the tax to be paid on your estate.

You can either specify to leave Population Matters a fixed amount of money (pecuniary), bequest items such as property or jewellery (fixed), or the whole or a share of what remains of your estate after any fixed legacies, taxes and administration fees (residuary).

Whatever bequest you make to Population Matters, please use the following details:

Population Matters, the working name of Optimum Population Trust
135-7 Station Road
E4 6AG

Registered Charity No.: 1114109
Registered Company No.: 3019081

Please let us know

If you do choose to leave a legacy to Population Matters, we would be delighted if you could let us know via supporters@populationmatters.org. Thank you very much for your kind generosity.



If you have any questions or would like more information about leaving a legacy to Population Matters, please contact Izi Clery via 020 4515 1792 or izi.clery@populationmatters.org