Anyone unable to cover the cost of a funeral may be able to receive assistance from the Department of Work and Pensions’ Social Fund, depending on circumstances.

Funeral directors will have grant application forms and there are also funeral cost support schemes operated by local authorities.

The Children’s Funeral Fund scheme, already operating in Wales and Scotland, was implemented in England on July 23, 2019.

It aims to support families grieving the loss of a child by reimbursing funeral costs of up to £2,000 to burial and cremation authorities, as well as funeral directors, directly.

Some funeral directors, including ourselves, do not charge for baby funerals, depending on circumstances.

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