Budget funerals initiative to help people on welfare payments
As they say, there are only two certainties in life – death and taxes. And while neither are a pleasant thought, both cost us a lot of money!
Nowadays a standard funeral will set you back around $10,000. That’s not the sort of pocket change that most of us have lying around! High funeral costs can be a real shock to grieving families and it’s therefore no surprise that money worries trouble many people’s minds when farewelling a loved one.
Tender Funerals can help provide low budget funerals for those who are unable to meet the high costs of a standard funeral. This not-for-profit, community run funeral parlour in the Wollongong area aims to offer funeral services at a fraction of their usual price.
Supported by funding from community donations, Tender Funerals hopes to be up and running later this year. Low income families and those on welfare payments can approach them for assistance, taking the financial stress out of the grieving process.
Here’s some of the costs you need to consider when arranging a funeral:
Some other budget-saving funeral tips
By using the help and support available in your community, you can free yourself from the potential financial burden of a funeral, enabling you to focus on celebrating the life of your loved one, and giving them a meaningful farewell.