Why Choose Potters Field?
By choosing Potter’s Field Funerals as your funeral service provider you are making a conscious choice to give back to your community. At Potter’s Field we believe that that giving and getting can be one. When you choose us to provide the final farewell for your loved one you are making a decision to give back to your community in a way that offers not only a monetary value, but a social value too. The ability to be able to provide a person with a dignified farewell is something that is not afforded to all in our community, and being such an integral part of the grief process, the inability to pay for such an important social and cultural ritual can have long lasting and harmful effects.
Whilst our service fees remain low we are still a commercial company so there is a small profit made from each funeral service we provide. These profits are then directed back to our charity Bereavement Assistance Ltd so as they can continue to provide at cost and charitable services to members of the Victorian community who are unable to afford commercial fees. Your money goes directly to help fund chapel space and time, celebrants and Ministers, funeral staff and cars, and items such as coffins, memorials books and flowers.
Without your help, Bereavement Assistance would not be able to continue to provide this support.
What is a social enterprise?
Social enterprises are businesses that trade to intentionally tackle social problems, improve communities, provide people access to employment and training, or help the environment.
Using the power of the marketplace to solve the most pressing societal problems, social enterprises are commercially viable businesses existing to benefit the public and the community, rather than shareholders and owners.
In the Australian context, there is no legal structure called social enterprise but we define social enterprise as organisations that:
- Are driven by a public or community cause, be it social, environmental, cultural or economic.
- Derive most of their income from trade, not donations or grants.
- Use the majority (at least 50%) of their profits to work towards their social mission.