Why Join the NAFD?

Founded in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors’ (NAFD) mission is to ‘Help funeral directors care for the bereaved’. This means assisting and supporting funeral directors and their businesses in any way we can.

We now represent 80% of all the funeral directing businesses in the UK and, with such high representation within the sector, we are widely recognised as the ‘Voice of the Profession’. We are an inclusive organisation, representing all types of business, including the majority of small, medium and large independent firms, the Co-operative movement and all major corporate groups including the largest PLC.

The NAFD is completely democratic and operates a ‘one member, one vote’ policy, irrespective of the number of funeral homes operated by any one member.

The NAFD is also a member of the International Federation of Thanatologists Association (FIAT/IFTA), enabling us to represent the interests of UK funeral directors on an international basis.

In addition to ‘Full’ membership available to businesses directly involved in the arrangement of funerals, we also attract overseas firms and members from the service and manufacturing supply sectors that, between them, provide all the supplies, equipment and support facilities required to run a successful funeral directing business.


Founded in 1905, the National Association of Funeral Directors’ mission is to ‘Help funeral directors care for the bereaved’. This means assisting and supporting funeral directors and their businesses in any way we can.


Benefits of NAFD membership

About usIndependent of any single funding body or organisation we are inclusive, welcoming members from right across the spectrum of the industry.
inclusiveOur members’ companies range from small family businesses to PLCs and Co-operatives, between them conducting 470,000 funerals every year.
NAFD are the Industry LeaderThe Association ensures that its members set the highest standards of customer care in the industry through a robust Code of Practice, Code of Professional Standards and independent arbitration service.

Join the NAFD

If you are a funeral directing business or supplier to the funeral sector and are interested in joining the NAFD apply today.