At Tender Funerals, we believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic, and affordable.
Tender Funerals is a not-for-profit funeral service that ensures that those experiencing financial hardship/distress are able to access personalised, meaningful and affordable funerals. We also provide community education and empowerment around after-death care
We provide a full range of services across after death care, funeral/celebration arrangements and body disposal options – many based on sustainable principles – which enable you to have a much greater say in how your loved one is treated after death. We encourage practices that promote healing.
A community venture, we operate in ways they do not leave community members with large debt. We don’t take shortcuts and always put people and relationships first.
The Tender Funerals Perth working group was established with the goal of empowering people to play a greater role in the care of their family, friends and community members who are dying or who have died. We believe that everyone, regardless of financial hardship or cultural background should have the opportunity to have funeral services that are meaningful and affordable.
The working group held a series of ‘Death Dinner’ community events where people were able to discuss end of life wishes, family conversations and funeral practices in a safe and supported environment. These conversations made clear to us the lack of literacy and fear West Australians feel in the face of death requires an empowered community to do this ourselves
The working group members have a range of management and leadership skills along with significant experience in funeral celebrancy and community activation. We are about to launch our intentions to the broader community and we will be seeking funding and donations needed to set up the business.