04 May 12
For BAFTA, the support of individuals is immensely important. Making a philanthropic gesture to support a cause you are interested in can be extremely rewarding.
In order to help us continue and improve upon our work, BAFTA has set up the Academy Circle. This small group of influential supporters make a significant donation each year to support BAFTA’s charitable activity. In return the group is invited to a series of intimate evenings throughout the year, allowing them to be inspired by the extraordinary experience and insight of BAFTA members and other famous industry professionals, from actors to directors to cinematographers.
Each event is designed to give guests a behind the scenes insight into the world of BAFTA, well beyond its famous awards. By sharing our vision, we hope you will develop a rewarding and lasting connection with BAFTA.
Academy Circle members receive the following as a gesture of thanks for their generous support:
A few of the special guests who have attended Academy Circle events...
On Wednesday 3 October 2012 Burberry hosted the latest Academy Circle evening for over 100 guests in their new Regent Street flagship store. Guests tried to resist the urge to shop as they were treated to a champagne reception followed by an exclusive interview with British film, television and stage actors Hayley Atwell and Dev Patel. Discussing how they broke into the industry and their careers to date, the two young stars highlighted the importance of investing in the British screen industries and supporting new talent.
Academy Circle events give a small number of individuals the opportunity of a greater insight into BAFTA’s exceptional and important aims and the opportunity of developing a rewarding connection with the British screen industries.
A legacy gift will not only provide a solid foundation that will allow BAFTA to continue and grow, but will help fund a variety of heritage and learning and events projects that will make a direct and lasting contribution to our future.
Our ambitions are limitless but our resources are not. If BAFTA and what it represents are important to you, please consider helping us by including BAFTA in your will. Your generosity will help provide a lasting gift that ensures we continue to recognise the highest achievements in films, TV and games shown each year in order to motivate and inspire those who make them, and to educate and develop the taste of those who watch them.
You can include BAFTA in your will by directing your gift to The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, registered charity number 216726. Making a will to include BAFTA need not be complicated or expensive. If you would like more detailed information on how you can do this, you should seek your own professional advice. You may also find the guide produced by the Law Society helpful. It can be found at the following web address:
We also understand that you may have further questions or requests and we would be delighted to meet you at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly. However, any advice given is not constituted as legal advice and, when making your will, you should do so in consultation with your independent professional adviser.
Legacy giving information (57 KB)
If you have decided to include BAFTA in your will, it would help us greatly if you could let us know. Any information will be treated in the strictest confidence, and it is entirely up to you whether you wish to provide any details about your gift.
If you will be making regular donations to BAFTA please complete a Gift Aid form. Gift Aid means that for every £1 you donate, BAFTA can claim an additional 25p from HM Revenue and Customs.
For more information about any of the above and other ways to support BAFTA, please contact:
Andrew Overin Fundraising Manager
T: 020 7292 5854