Funeral plans

Your goodbye wishes matter

Be remembered your way with our award-winning prepaid funeral plans, start creating something truly personal today.

Funeral plans

Your goodbye wishes matter

Be remembered your way with our award-winning prepaid funeral plans, start creating something truly personal today.

If you’re looking to buy a pre-paid plan, follow these links below

Buy a plan Request a callback Call our funeral planning team on 0800 088 4883
Complete service

Unlike most funeral plan providers, we both plan and carry out your funeral, so we can make sure every detail is how you wanted.

Co-op Commitment

Our Co-op Commitment means we’ll carry out the services in your plan, even if you die before the plan is paid in full.^

Award-winning service

Moneynet has recognised us as the ‘Best Funeral Plan Provider’, and we’ve been given the highest ratings from trusted independent experts.

Flexible payments

A choice of payment options, including one-off payments or monthly payments up to 25 years, whichever is best for you.

Co-op prepaid funeral plans

A funeral plan is the easy way to arrange and pay for your funeral in advance, giving you comfort in knowing that costs are covered. It also allows you to choose how you want to be remembered, which can remove any uncertainty your loved ones may have about your final wishes.

Why choose a Co-op funeral plan?
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Our awards and ratings

Our Silver and Gold Funeral Plans have received a 5 Star Rating from Fairer Finance.

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For 5 years running, our Gold Funeral Plan has been given a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto.

Moneynet has recognised us as being the Best Funeral Plan Provider for the last 5 years.

  • Our Silver and Gold Funeral Plans have received a 5 Star Rating from Fairer Finance.

  • Defaqto 2021 logo

    For 5 years running, our Gold Funeral Plan has been given a 5 Star Rating by Defaqto.

  • Moneynet has recognised us as being the Best Funeral Plan Provider for the last 5 years.

Find the right funeral plan for you

A summary of our Simple Plan

Base price £3,225

Our lowest cost plan that includes all the essentials for a funeral arrangement.

Pay in full or from £19.79* a month

Co-op members save £75

  • Available for burial and cremation
  • Includes a contribution of £850 to help cover defined third party costs

A summary of our Bronze Plan

Base price £3,735

Our plan that covers cremation fees, no matter how much prices rise.

Pay in full or from £23.01* per month

Co-op members save £125

  • Available for burial and cremation
  • Includes a contribution of £1,000 towards defined third party fees (cremation fees are guaranteed)

A summary of our Silver Plan

Base price £4,150

Our fully guaranteed plan that gives flexibility with the funeral arrangements.

Pay in full or from £25.64* per month

Co-op members save £125

  • Available for burial and cremation
  • Fully guaranteed to cover defined third party costs

A summary of our Gold Plan

Base price £4,460

Our fully guaranteed plan with 5-star ratings from Fairer Finance and Defaqto 4 years running.

Pay in full or from £27.60* per month

Co-op members save £125

  • Available for burial and cremation
  • Fully guaranteed to cover defined third party costs
Download a copy of our funeral plan brochure or call our funeral planning team to request a printed version by post.

In association with Memoria we also offer a Direct Cremation Plan at £1,490. This low-cost prepaid funeral plan is suitable for those looking to arrange and pay for a direct cremation in advance.

A membership that makes a difference

Co-op Members benefit from exclusive member prices when buying a funeral plan with us. Plus, we’ll give £2 for every hundred pounds spent to community causes.

Become a member

Some common questions

A prepaid funeral plan allows you to plan and pay for your funeral in advance, at today’s prices. Many people find comfort in knowing that when the time comes, their family will be protected from unexpected funeral costs, and that all decisions for the funeral have already been made.

Find out more

Buy a funeral plan online, at a Co-op funeral home, or by calling our funeral planning team on 08000884883

You can choose to pay either in full, in monthly payments over 6 or 12 months, or monthly payments over 2-25 years.

With our pay monthly funeral plans you receive the same service whether you pay monthly or in full for your prepaid funeral plan. If you'd prefer a pay monthly funeral plan, we have numerous options available to meet any budget requirements you may have.

If you’re paying over 6-12 months, there are no additional charges. However, when paying over 2-25 years, there are additional charges. If you choose to pay in monthly payments, you’ll need to pay a minimum £99 deposit when you buy the plan. You can pay a bigger deposit if you'd like to lower the monthly costs.

If you choose one of our guaranteed plans, we guarantee all the services in your funeral plan will be delivered at no extra cost. We provide those services ourselves and with funeral homes we have a relationship with, such as other regional co-operatives.

We put all of the money from each plan into an individual whole of life insurance policy with The Royal London Mutual Insurance Society Limited. We receive an allowance to meet our initial costs of selling and arranging the funeral plan. The money is released to us when you die so that the funeral can be provided.

Money can also be released if you cancel your plan, so we can refund this to you in accordance with our terms and conditions. Working with Royal London we regularly monitor the whole of life insurance policies to ensure enough funds are available for us to provide the services set out in your plan. We report on this annually in our accounts.

If you think inheritance tax could be payable on your estate when you die, you might be able to reduce this tax bill by buying a prepaid funeral plan. This is because the money you spend on a funeral plan won’t be counted towards inheritance tax when you die.

Also, if you go into care in the future and you’re assessed by the council to see if you’re eligible for help with care fees, the cost of the funeral plan won’t be included in this assessment. However, if you’re buying a prepaid funeral plan in the hope of decreasing your overall savings, you should contact your local council to ask about their saving limits

Our 4 plans (Simple, Bronze, Silver, Gold) have a different combination of services, so you can choose which plan is right for you.

Whichever plan you buy, we’ll send you a plan summary in the post within 10 working days that confirms everything that’s included.

All plans may have extra costs at the time of your funeral. These may include:

• doctors' fees

• where a ceremony or service is held at a different location to the cremation

• for the burial or disposal of ashes

• the cost of buying a grave as prices and availability vary across the UK

• when you’re not a resident of the local area as the local cemetery or crematorium may charge for this

• embalming

Our terms and conditions give a full breakdown of what’s not included in our plans.

Our plans are available to anyone over the age of 18, and we don’t ask any medical or health related questions. If you’re paying monthly over 2-25 years, all payments must be completed by your 80th birthday.

Someone else can pay for your plan but you’re still responsible for making sure payments are made. You’ll own and control your plan and will receive the documents relating to it. If the person paying for your plan is paying monthly over 2-25 years, that person must be 18 years of age or over. All payments must be completed by their 80th birthday.

All of our plans can be personalised to include special wishes and requests. When you buy a prepaid funeral plan, you’ll receive a ‘funeral service request’ form in the post along with the summary of your plan. You just need to write your wishes on the form and send it back to us, and we’ll keep it safe until the time of the funeral.

If you change your mind, contact our funeral planning team and we’ll amend your personal requests. There are no limits to the number of times personal requests can be updated, these are amended at no extra charge.

Your funeral will be carried out by one of our funeral directors or one of the associated directors that we have a relationship with such as other regional co-operatives. You may choose your funeral home when you buy your plan or tell us later. We’ll record this, so we know when the time comes.

View all our frequently asked questions

More about funeral plan costs

Spread the cost over 6 or 12 months with no additional costs or monthly payments over 2–25 years. If you decide on monthly payments, a minimum deposit of £99 is required when you buy your plan. You can pay a bigger deposit if you’d like to lower the monthly costs.

For more information on monthly payments, read our guide on ways to pay.

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*Price of £19.79 per month is based on a 50-year-old purchasing a Simple Funeral Plan at £3,225 over 25 years (total amount repayable £6,036.42), monthly payments for other plans will be different. You can choose to spread the cost of paying for your plan over 2-25 years. A minimum of £99 deposit is required to be paid when buying a plan on monthly instalments, this will be taken off the plan price. A charge is included in the plan cost if you choose to pay over 2-25 years. A maximum age limit applies to the Plan Purchaser. This option is available to anyone as long as the plan is paid for in full before the Plan Purchaser's 80th birthday.

^If you choose to make monthly payments over 2–25 years, your plan will include the Co-op Commitment. If you die after 12 months, we promise to deliver all the services provided in your plan, even if you’ve not made all the payments. If you die as a result of an accident within the first 12 months of your plan, you’ll be covered by our Co-op Commitment. All payments must be paid up to date and your funeral must be carried out by one of our funeral directors. See our terms and conditions.