Different Methods for Funding a Funeral Service

By: Myles O'Riordan
Tuesday, September 26, 2017

If raising the funds for a funeral service is getting in the way of planning the actual service, there are a number of options available to you, especially in the modern age. Crowdfunding campaigns are becoming more popular and community engagement programs are undoubtedly available in your area, helping you with all sorts of funding challenges. 

Plan Ahead 

While planning ahead and ensuring that your loved ones are covered financially in the event the worst should occur, sometimes life does get in the way. We overwhelmingly aren’t able to plan how we go out, with many people being caught off-guard by no fault of their own. With the many expenses that go into planning and carrying out a funeral service, this can add up, simply compounding the grieving process.

Government Programs 

Looking into government-run programs is a great place to start, with many agencies offering incredible resources in your area. We can point you in the right direction if you need, but many of these programs are easily searchable if you navigate to your local government’s website and run a search.

Friends & Family 

It’s also worth asking friends and family for help, as anyone who cares about you will generally pitch in and do their part in your time of need. Those who personally knew your loved one who has passed away are always worth considering, even if their relationship wasn’t familial. We firmly believe in the power of a positive community and always  recommend reaching out to those closest to you for both financial and emotional support after the loss of a loved one. Asking for help is not admitting defeat, with your friends and close family being your best support group. 

Online Crowdfunding 

The internet is a superb resource these days, with many websites offering the chance for complete strangers to pitch in and lend you a hand. These websites prove that people are overwhelmingly good. With networks that cover the entire world, your funeral will be funded in no time if you choose to crowdfund online. 

If you would like to know more about funding a funeral service, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us at Wagg Funeral Home. We look forward to hearing from you and our staff is always willing to help.


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