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

This is part of our wider work on funeral poverty which includes

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

Join the Alliance 
If your not-for-profit organisation supports the aims and vision of the Alliance and would like to join Call: 020 8983 5059 or email

Funeral Poverty Alliance members


Age UK East London

Age UK Kensington and Chelsea

Al-Birr Trust

Association of Bereavement Service Coordinators

Association of Palliative Care Social Workers

Bereavement Care Services

Bromley-by-Bow Centre

Care Plus Group North Lincolnshire

Carer's Network

Child Funeral Charity

Child Poverty Action Group

Childhood Bereavement Network

Christians Against Poverty UK

Church Action on Poverty

Church in Wales

Church of Scotland

Citizen's Advice Scotland

CLIC Sargent

Craigowl Communities

Cruse Bereavement Care

Faith in Community Scotland

Hospice UK

Improving Outcomes in Money Advice

Kensington and Chelsea CAB

Lichfield Diocese

London Churches Social Action

London Community Credit Union


Marie Curie

National Bereavement Alliance

National Council of Palliative Care

North London Credit Union

Presbyterian Church of Wales

Quakers (Bristol meeting)

Quakers in Britain

Quaker Social Action

Royal London Group

St Barnabus Church Walthamstow

St Helens CAB

St Joseph's Hospice

Scottish Council for Palliative Care

Scottish Grief & Bereavement Hub

Scottish Working Group on Funeral Poverty

Together for Short Lives

Together Creating Communities

Tower Hamlets Interfaith Forum

University of Bath

University of York