Funeral Poverty Alliance

In September 2014, Quaker Social Action formed the Funeral Poverty Alliance, a network of not-for-profit organisations to campaign collectively against funeral poverty.

Members of the FPA work in collaboration to:

  1. Raise the profile of funeral poverty as a social justice issue requiring the attention of government decision makers.
  2. Raise the profile of funeral poverty as a consumer issue requiring the attention of the funeral industry.
  3. Grow the awareness and knowledge of people so they can avoid funeral poverty.

The Alliance believes that beyond the individual and family, society has a responsibility to ensure everyone has access to a meaningful, affordable funeral.

Our vision is a society where everyone has access to a funeral that

  • is affordable, and doesn’t leave them facing financial hardship
  • is meaningful to the person who has died and/or those arranging the funeral
  • allows people to grieve without further financial distress

Members of the Funeral Poverty Alliance 

Association of British Credit Union Limited

Age UK East London

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea

Association of Bereavement Service Coordinators

Association of Palliative Care Social Workers

Bereavement Care Services

Bromley-by-Bow Centre

Carers Network

Child Funeral Charity

Child Poverty Action Group

Childhood Bereavement Network

Christians Against Poverty UK

Church Action on Poverty

Church of Scotland

Citizens Advice Scotland

CLIC Sargent

Craigowl Communities

Cruse Bereavement Care

Faith in Community Scotland

Gardens of Peace Muslim Cemetery

Hospice UK

Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

Institute of Cemetery & Crematorium Management

Kensington & Chelsea CAB

Lichfield Diocese

London Churches Social Action

London Community Credit Union

MacMillan Cancer Support

Marie Curie

National Bereavement Alliance

National Council of Palliative Care

North London Credit Union

Presbyterian Church of Wales

Quakers (Bristol)

Quakers in Britain

Rida Funeral Services

Royal London Group

Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care

Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty

St Helen's CAB

St Joseph's Hospice

Together Liverpool 

Together for Short Lives

Together Creating Communities

Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum

University of Bath

University of York


Join the Alliance

If your not-for-profit organisation supports the aims and vision of the Alliance and would like to join, please get in touch
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