Whatever the situation, please do get in touch:
For funerals: 03000 11 33 11
For bereavement advice: 03000 11 33 01
Email: caledonia@funerals.scot

As campaigners against funeral poverty in Scotland, we regularly post articles and comments to empower the bereaved to make the right choice for them


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Callout for Volunteer Funeral and Bereavement Guides

Caledonia Funeral Aid is looking for compassionate and organised people to join our friendly team in providing practical and emotional support to recently bereaved people across Scotland. About us Caledonia Funeral Aid is a social enterprise owned and operated by the Scottish anti-poverty charity Community Renewal Trust Our vision is for a Scotland where everyone…...

Alternative Funeral Options

When you think of a funeral – most think of a coffin, covered in flowers, driven in a hearse to a church or crematorium filled with mourners. And for some people, that feels right. But for others – that isn’t what they want for themselves or their loved one, but unfortunately, those people have felt…...

Sunlife Cost of Dying Report 2023 – our response

As the cost of dying has reached £9,200, we are urging bereaved Scots to seek help before paying. The recent news that the overall cost of dying has increased to well over £9,000 will be making a lot of people worry how they will pay, should a loved one pass away without any financial plans…...

Funeral costs training – free online workshop

For charities, advice providers and care workers Wednesday 8th February 2023 12 noon – 1.30pm Caledonia Funeral Aid is a new, not-for-profit, organisation set up specifically to address the issue of funeral poverty for the people of Scotland. We are offering a free online workshop suitable for any staff member who may find themselves asked…...

Caledonia Funeral Aid – free bereavement advice

Caledonia Funeral Aid* is a charity owned and operated social enterprise. Our vision is for a Scotland where everyone can afford a dignified funeral, personal to their needs. We offer free support to members of the public or those who work with bereaved people who have experienced a loss. Advice and support we offer: •…...

What about the cost of dying crisis?

The cost-of-living crisis has made many headlines recently. But there was already a cost of dying crisis forcing bereaved families into unmanageable debt and emotional distress. Every day our organisation sees families across Scotland who simply can’t afford to say goodbye. People need to be warned that it is only going to get worse. On…...
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