Funeral - cost information

How much does a funeral cost?

We have a bereavement price list from April 2014 to March 2015 for burials, cemetery and crematorium fees.

You can pay either at our office or by post, by cheque which should be made payable to 'Derby City Council'. Card payments are also accepted at our office.

Can you give me any help with payments towards the cost of a funeral?

We can help you to pay for the costs of a funeral through the Social Fund, which is provided by the DWP - Department for Work and Pensions. You may be able to claim for the following allowances:

  • Bereavement Allowance
  • Bereavement Payment
  • Widowed Parent's Allowance
  • Funeral Payment

To qualify for help from the Social Fund you must be directly responsible for the funeral costs and be the closest relative or the partner of the deceased (either married or living with). There are different tests to qualify for each type of allowance, so it is best to contact your local benefits agency for more information.

Directgov has detailed information on funeral payments, plus online claim forms for you to download if you wish. You can also contact the Benefits Helpline on 0800 88 22 00.

Useful forms

Contact details

Post address: Markeaton Crematorium
Markeaton Lane
DE22 4NH
Phone: 01332 341012
Minicom: 01332 256666

Markeaton Crematorium
Markeaton Lane
DE22 4NH