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
Nelly May’s Parlour
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
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.