Green funeral plan
Attended | With ceremony | up to 2 family cars
What is a Green funeral plan?
A prepaid funeral plan from the Green range is the easy way to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance at today's prices.
Not only does it protect your loved ones from the unexpected cost, beat rising funeral prices and from having to make difficult decisions about the detail for your funeral when the time comes, a Green funeral plan also takes steps to consciously protect the planet beyond an eco-coffin.
Each Green funeral plan has the following green credentials in common:
Pros and Cons of a Green Funeral Plan
When a Green funeral plan may be right for you
When a Green funeral plan may not be right for you
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How much does a Green funeral plan cost?
Greener prepaid funeral plans start from if paying in a single lump sum. (Price excludes third-party cremation or burial fees). Other variations of Greener funeral plans and ways to spread the cost are available.
There are three factors that will affect the cost of a funeral plan and that you need to pay close attention to.
3rd party cremation or burial fees
A funeral plan will have one of three levels of cremation or burial fees cover: ‘Fully guaranteed’ (no more to pay), ‘Contribution’ **(may have more to pay), and ‘No contribution’. Any shortfall will need to be paid at the time of the funeral by your representative.
The more third-party fees cover you have, the more you will pay for the plan.
Tailoring your funeral plan
Some plan providers allow you to make changes, e.g. upgrade the motor hearse for a horse-drawn hearse. Tailoring might be a cheaper solution than choosing the next level of funeral plan up, but may not provide the best overall value.
Get in touch if you would prefer to chat through your options.
Spreading the cost
Your options include paying in a single lump sum, monthly instalments, or lower fixed monthly payments which are payable for life or up to a specified age, e.g. 90.
Lower monthly payments are attractive, but you should be aware that you could end up paying more into the funeral plan than the funeral is eventually worth.
What does a Green funeral plan include?
Before the funeral
On the day
After the funeral
What funeral plans don't include
It’s important to be aware of the things that aren’t commonly included in a funeral plan so that you can make financial provision for them if you want to, either as a contribution* amount in your funeral plan (if allowed) or by some other means, such as a savings account.
* Other exclusions may apply. Read your plan provider's terms and conditions.
Are the cremation or burial fees included in a funeral plan?
All set funeral plans guarantee to cover the funeral director's professional fees for arranging the funeral, caring for the deceased, supplying the coffin and providing a chauffeur-driven motor hearse. But not all funeral plans cover the necessary third-party cremation or burial fees.
Your options include a guaranteed funeral plan which ensures these third-party fees are included and there is nothing more for loved ones to pay, or a contribution funeral plan or no contribution funeral plan. Any shortfall would be paid at the time of the funeral by your next of kin, for example. To learn more, watch the video below.
Which type of prepaid funeral plan is right for me?
There are five types of funeral plan, catering for all preferences and budgets.
The types range from the lowest-cost, no frills direct cremation service with no funeral ceremony and no family and friends present, to the 'bells and whistles' type of funeral that has all the ceremonial extras and no restriction on the number of people who can attend.
Explore your options through these simple guides.
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* Maximum saving and lowest monthly plan price based on the listed funeral plans compared on 07.06.22.
* Source: SunLife (2021) Cost Of Dying Report. The average price of a UK cremation and burial funeral in 2021 is £4,184. The cost is expected to rise to £5,044 by 2025.