Representing over 400 charities and 700 individuals,

ILM is a professional body for individuals involved in managing legacy income

Benefits of membership

There are a wide range of benefits of becoming a member of the ILM community.

  • Exclusive access to regular free webinars and other training presented by industry experts

  • Discounted fees for our online training programme

  • Access to CiCLA and our Diploma in Charity Legacy Management – the UK’s only accredited legacy qualifications, delivered in partnership with the University of Law

  • Access to a bespoke mentoring platform, providing you with the opportunity to either seek or give support and guidance to other ILM members

  • Free members-only content on our website, including videos, factsheets, guidance and a discussion forum

  • Email job alerts, ensuring you are always the first to hear of the latest vacancies

  • Regular e-newsletters and industry updates

  • Access to the knowledge and expertise of staff and partners

  • Regular opportunities to network with legacy professionals and industry experts

  • Advice and support to ensure your charity complies with the relevant legislation and optimises the value of legacy gifts.


We have reviewed our membership fee and members will see a small incremental growth in 2024 in line with inflation and increased costs

Individual membership

If you work for a registered charity

£180 per year


If you work as an
independent consultant

£205 per year

You can apply for ILM membership as long as you are working within a legacy role. We also offer a payment plan for those who are self-funding, and in exceptional circumstances.

If you would like to speak to someone about who we are and what we do, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing

Please note, we no longer accept solicitors in private practice as commercial members.

View our Terms & Conditions here.

“ILM has been invaluable for my progression within the sector and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the ILM for the excellent courses.”

ILM Member