Tender Greater Eastern Melbourne

At Tender Funerals, we believe funerals and funeral care should be meaningful, authentic, and affordable.

Who Are We?

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 that do not leave community members with large debt. We don’t take shortcuts and always put people and relationships first.

Where Are We Up To?

 How Can I Support Tender?

Tender Funerals would greatly appreciate any kind of support,  financial or otherwise. 
Tender Funerals Greater Eastern Melbourne was established August 2022 with the aim to bring affordable, meaningful funerals to the people of Greater Eastern Melbourne. We are now incorporated and in the process of receiving charitable status from the ACNC. Our next steps are to identify funding partners and locate a suitable premises for Tender Funerals in Greater Eastern Melbourne. We are also excited to find community members with the expertise we need to help us start this new venture!

What Do We Need?

What we need right now:

        • A Volunteer Treasurer (CA/CPA qualified) to join our Board. APPLY HERE 
        • Volunteer Board Directorsexperienced in governance, law, finance, strategic planning, risk management, fundraising, corporate partnerships, marketing, communications and community engagement – APPLY HERE 
        • Financial donations – click on the Donate Now button below.
        • Philanthropic and corporate funding partnerships.
        • Volunteers experienced in marketing and communication (digital and print media), fundraising, grant writing, financial partnerships.
        • Subscribe – sign up to our mailing list and social media pages to receive updates on our progress and upcoming events (see links below).

What we will need later:

        • A property for our funeral home – if you have land or a building (for donation, sale or low-cost rent) that we could use, please contact us.
        • Property development – real estate expertise, planning and compliance, architecture and design, builders, trades people, landscapers, gardeners.
        • 2 vehicles – Hyundai iLoad or similar. Donors for these would be greatly appreciated and will benefit our start-up service needs.

 Find Out More About Tender

Tender Funerals, established in 2016, is Australia’s first franchised non-profit funeral service, providing services on an at-cost pricing model, enabling families to have an authentic and affordable funeral service without going into large amounts of debt.

In 2020, Tender Funerals Australia was established, with the sole purpose to support communities to establish a Tender Funerals service in their own areas.

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