Funeral - civil, independent or low cost
Information about arranging funerals and where to find details of low cost funerals
It is a personal and dignified tribute created by a professional celebrant who works closely with the family or executor and funeral director. The celebrant will aim to create a highly personal ceremony with the help of family and/or friends -recounting the person's experiences, attributes and qualities using music, poetry, readings and personal anecdotes.
The civil funeral may be held anywhere except religious buildings and churches. The ceremony is appropriate for cremation or burial in a non-religious burial ground.
For further information on civil funerals, please see the Institute of Civil Funerals website
You can arrange a funeral without a Funeral Director. You can get help and information from The Natural Death Centre (opens in a new window)
Low cost funerals
If you're on a low income and need help to pay for a funeral you're arranging, you could get a Funeral Payment.
More information is available from Gov.UK (opens in a new window)