The last piece in Tender Funerals Mid North Coast's set-up funding has been locked in.
The organisation has received a $450,000 grant from the Vincent Fairfax Family Foundation.
Funding for the not-for-profit funeral service is also made up of a loan from specialist lender Social Enterprise Finance Australia, $30,000 from a crowdfunding campaign as well as other local donations, demonstrating widespread support for this project.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast is in the process of buying land in the Wauchope industrial area and submitting a development application to build there.
The community-led funeral service will have a focus on affordability, community involvement, compassionate support and healthy bereavement.
Tender Funerals Mid North Coast director Denis Juelicher said a lot of the work to date had been administrative in a way.
"What we are really excited about is bringing this service to the community," she said.
Ms Juelicher said they couldn't wait to start operating and bring about change in how death and dying was approached.
The group behind Tender Funerals Mid North Coast is already looking at how the organisation will be run.
That includes developing a staffing structure.
"We are still operating with a small board and we will be looking at expanding the board in the coming year," Ms Juelicher said.
The next steps involve moving through the DA process, followed by constructing the building and purchasing equipment.
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