Sponsorship & Funding

Ilfracombe in Bloom is financed by discretionary grants & donations together with fundraising activities to raise the monies needed. The floral displays are cost effective as the work is done by unpaid volunteers, the largest expense being the watering of the summer displays.

In addition to a grant from Ilfracombe Town Council donations are made by a number of local companies, clubs, groups and individuals.  We are very grateful to all our sponsors for their continued support, without this help our displays would be depleted as because we can only do what funding will allow. In addition to the direct financial support we  also have help with materials & plants from North Devon Council & several local suppliers let us have goods at reduced rates.

We have been involved with several fund raising events through the year, we’ve had stalls selling plants grown by volunteers as well as tombolas & raffles and the Ilfracombe Plant Sale with workshops as part of the Ilfracombe Art Trail event in May.

Businesses Sponsoring Hanging Baskets in 2019

Bond Oxborough Phillips

Burnaby Lodge

Destination Lounge

Grassroots Cafe


Ilfracombe Museum

Jackie’s Salon

Jeffery’s Newsagents

Mark Adams

Nelly May’s Parlour

Red Admiral

Royal Britannia Hotel

Swiss Cottage Cafe

The Gift Gallery

Webbers Estate Agents

Ilfracombe & District Tourism Association, as well as sponsoring us financially, arrange regular quiz nights at the George & Dragon which raised ovr £700 for Ilfracombe in Bloom through the winter of 2017/2018.

2018 Main Sponsors…

Filers Travel Limited

Ilfracombe Charity Book Shop

lfracombe Compass Rotary Club

Ilfracombe & District Lions Club

lfracombe & District Tourism Ass.

Ilfracombe Floral Arts

Ilfracombe Male Voice Choir

Ilfracombe Rotary Club

Ilfracombe Round Table

Ilfracombe Town Council

John Fowler Holidays Limited

Mullacott Park

A big THANK YOU to all our sponsors & helpers!

Without you we could not maintain the pocket gardens or put out the summer floral displays which make our town more attractive to residents & visitors.