Bereavement can be a devastating experience that leaves you exposed to emotional turmoil and financial strain. Fortunately, if you find yourself in a position where you can’t afford to pay for a funeral, there are a variety of options available to you.


We exist to help you cut back on funeral costs, without compromising on the send-off your loved one receives. Use our service to compare local funeral directors all over the country by price and service level, and contact them. You pay no extra for using our service, and the price you’ll be quoted is exactly what you’d be quoted where you to come into their offices directly.

We work with independent funeral directors who are cheaper than large chains, so if you’ve been quoted a shockingly expensive price by a funeral director, remember that there are often those who don’t charge


Funeral Payment

If you can’t afford to pay for a funeral, you may be eligible for a Funeral Payment from the government’s funeral social fund. It is only available to those on a low income and already receiving one means-tested benefit. Read our full article on the government’s Funeral Payment scheme here.



It’s often the case that while no single family member is able to pay for the funeral, the whole family can pay for it if everyone chips in whatever they can afford. That’s where crowdfunding options like Beyond’s free obituaries come in. Here on the site, you can build a memorial webpage that gives friends and family the option to donate whatever they can towards the funeral. It’s free to make a page, and easy to share via email, text, or social media. Make a free online obituary for your loved one here.



A number of charities are in operation that are aimed specifically at those who can’t afford to pay for a funeral.

Fair Funerals is a campaign group which seeks to help those drawn into poverty because of a funeral, an unavoidable and oftentimes unexpected cost.

The Child Funeral Charity (CFC) and Children are Butterflies can help if you’ve lost a child and are struggling to pay for their funeral.

Leukaemia Care can help if your loved one passed away from leukaemia.

A full list of charities that can help is available here.


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