Tender Funerals Mid North Coast has launched a four-week crowdfunding campaign with a $100,000 target.
It is a step towards introducing the community-led funeral service in the area.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast is in the process of purchasing a property in Wauchope and building a home for the social enterprise.
The project is gaining momentum as a group of volunteers work towards setting up the not-for-profit community-led funeral service.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast has secured the backing of several project partners including Social Ventures Australia, Social Enterprise Finance Australia and Tender Funerals Australia.
Now the call has gone out to the community to demonstrate local support for the project through donations to a crowdfunding campaign.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast project activator Denis Juelicher said the service would offer more affordable and meaningful funerals.
"We need the support now to help us get there," she said.
"I do believe there is enough support within the community to raise a significant amount of money."
Friday (October 23) marks the crowdfunding page's launch to the community on Chuffed, a crowdfunding platform for socially-conscious projects.
The aim is to raise 20 per cent of the land and building package cost to demonstrate local commitment to the funding partners.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast raised awareness with a Buried in Art installation, which transformed a locally-made coffin into a work of art, as part of ArtWalk.
The group plans to have a presence at some community markets across the Mid North Coast during October/November, starting with The Artist Market in Port Macquarie on Sunday, October 25.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast aims to be up and running by mid-2021.
A full range of services will be offered including funeral and celebration arrangements, many based on sustainable principles.
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