No money to plan a funeral?

Losing a loved one is heartbreaking. The person may have died peacefully in their old age or suffered through a painful illness. Even a sudden incident like a cardiac arrest or an accident is inevitable. No matter what the cause, the family and relatives have to go through a challenging time in their lives.

The loss of a loved one

After someone dear to you passes away, several responsibilities befall you. Here are a few:

  • Ensure that all current affairs of the deceased are handled properly;
  • Be respectful and don’t argue about the legacy;
  • Respect the wishes of the deceased concerning the funeral;
  • Arrange a neat funeral;
  • Thank the attendees and wellwishers at the funeral;
  • Remember the good times spent with your loved one and cherish those memories.

The finance and funeral costs

Sometimes, it is possible that you may not have the money to arrange a funeral that the deceased wished for. This worry can add to the sadness and complaint of the relatives. Arranging a funeral can be expensive and the cost can run into thousands or euros. Not everyone has that kind of money. What now?

Contact the municipality

If there are no funds available to pay for the funeral, you can go to the municipality where the deceased lived. The municipality then arranges for a respectful burial ceremony in the general graveyard. If the deceased has a spouse, or child, the municipality will recoup the costs incurred later on in their claim.

Crowdfunding the funeral costs

If you cannot fund the funeral yourself and are running out of options, you can always ask your fellow Dutch people for help. With the help of crowdfunding platforms such as, you can easily start a funeral campaign. A simple and easy way to raise money for a good cause.

Donate for a funeral

Anyone who has ever had to deal with a situation where there really was no money for a funeral knows what it feels like. You are powerless. You want the best for the deceased, but that may not always be possible. You might certainly want to help someone go through the same pain now.

Even if you’re someone who’s always on the lookout to donate, funeral campaigns are always worthwhile.

It is possible that you find some more worthy campaigns to donate to. For example, financially or socially interesting projects, or matters that have a potential to impact your future. But think of those who started the crowdfunding campaign to pay for someone’s funeral. Try to put yourself in their shoes.

Would you like to lend a hand?

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