Start a Tender
Tender has locations in progress across Australia. See here for existing and in progress locations.
Tender Funerals Australia operates on the principle that we must be invited into a community. Tender Funerals Australia will not be owning or operating a Tender Funeral Service in your area. All Tender Funeral Services are owned and operated by their own communities.
Everyone in the Tender Funerals Network will be a part of a community which has social franchise agreement in place. All Tender Funeral Services will need to be able to show financial viability.
If you are interested in starting a Tender Funerals in your local community, the first step is to email [email protected] and we will arrange a time for an initial conversation.
What are we looking for in a potential community:
A community must illustrate a need (i.e. where existing services are not meeting community needs and community members are experiencing financial hardship)
There must be a values alignment with Tender’s, the emphasis on supporting those who cannot
otherwise access dignified funeral services, including an emphasis on transparent pricing, the non-profit status of the business, and focus on empowerment/choice (see our values)
They must agree with Tender Funerals business model and brand usage guidelines
The key community members should have capacity to do the on-the-ground work required to set-up a social enterprise, potentially even before funding is available. Skills needed include: governance, project management, fundraising, community development, communications and marketing etc. Please note that starting a Tender Funerals is a community building exercise and no one person is solely responsible. It is also a lot of work and very, very rewarding.
Each working party is willing and able to participate in site network meetings and to contribute to the overall mission of Tender Funerals Australia
All community members/community groups considering completing an expression of interest are requested to read the above, ensure that there is not a Tender Funerals in your area (our locations) and then complete the Expression of Interest below.