How Exmouth in Bloom is funded:
- For many years Exmouth Town Council have allocated Exmouth in Bloom a generous Service Level Agreement grant which helps towards the costs of the seasonal planting.
- 38 local businesses sponsor the Exmouth in Bloom calendar by placing advertisements. This almost covers the total cost of producing the calendar.
- Crossed Anchors Brewery/The Grapevine Public House sponsors the 9 planters in Manchester Road.
- The boat in the Strand, ‘Spirit of the Exe’ is sponsored by Community Transport and AJ’s Taxis sponsors the boat ‘Pat Graham MBE’ near the Station
- Exmouth Rotary Club sponsors the 5 boats situated on Marine Way and the wall mounted planters in Imperial Road.
- Avocet Wealth Managment and The Inner Wheel sponsor our wood-look planters in the Magnolia Centre.
- Deli on the Strand, Strands Hair, Saveur, Shopdeadgorgeous, Homeworx, Palm, Patronus, and Birds and Bees sponsor year-round troughs in the Strand.
- World of Country Life, Market Carpets, Palm, The Clinic and Thompson Jenner sponsor advertisments in our planted beds.
- In 2022 the Friends scheme had 165 individual members and 9 businesses join. This contributes ever increasing amounts annually, a large proportion of which is donations over and above the membership contribution. £2360 was raised by Friends in 2022. The Friends scheme pays for the planting of a number of tiered planters and troughs around town.
- Exmouth in Bloom holds fundraising table top sales throughout the year, in and around the town. Plants are grown by volunteers and Friends and donated to the plant stalls. We support locally organised town events such as the Transplant Awareness Day, Plastic Free Exmouth Festival and Armed Forces Day.
- We hold at least one Annual Quiz evening.
- Still going strong is a monthly stall at The Repair Café now at Littlemead Methodist Church, Roundhouse Lane, Exmouth.
- Biennial street collections are held in the Magnolia Centre.
- Exmouth in Bloom produces 350 copies of an annual calendar. These are on sale at our stalls and in local businesses throughout the town.
- Revenue is also raised from making craft items including shopping and vegetable bags, made from recycled fabric.
- Also marmalade and chutney, greetings cards, Teddy clothes and various painted decorative items are produced and donated for sale by our volunteers.
- Exmouth in Bloom produces packs of notelets depicting Exmouth’s floral displays.
- The calendars, shopping bags, notelets and plants are on sale at all of our table top sales and contact numbers are displayed in the town noticeboards or our website here, for people to ‘Contact Us’ if they wish to make a purchase at other times.
- Coffee mornings at Littlemead Church are held several times a year.
- Exmouth Town and Tourist Information Centre supports our presence in the town
- The Town Team/ Town Council has supported the Local Community Swan Project, and The Sensory Garden (led by Exmouth in Bloom with Exmouth Art Group), the Strand Roundabout fish sculptures, and the Floral Trail.
See the Floral Trail leaflet here
- Exmouth in Bloom has benefitted from Tesco Bags for Life scheme, which funds projects in the local community. We are grateful for this donation which funded a Water Stand Pipe for our sole use in the town.
- Marks and Spencer Foodhall and Brixington Co-op have been supportive in kind and appreciative of the EiB floral displays near their businesses.
If you are interested in becoming a donor or sponsor, please Contact Us via the tab on this website.
How funds are used:
- Purchasing plants: Winter and Summer bedding for colour. Perennials for long-term sustainable planting and for structure.
- Buying products to support the plants: e.g. compost, slow release fertilizer, water retaining gel.
- Watering: labour costs and water costs.
- Maintenance of equipment for watering: batteries, charger, pump, barrels and hose reels.
- One-off costs: eg. standpipe installation, gazebo, safety signs, storage sheds, Pull-along utility trolley, display boards.
- Catering and associated expenses for Judging Day and the annual Awards/Celebration Evening.
- Variable costs: High visibility jackets and our signature blue tee shirts which are supplied to volunteers to identify us as a group, also paint, renovating materials, Website consultancy costs, advertising and signage.
- Production of EiB Notecards and Calendar expenses other than printing.
- Stationery, printing and postage costs associated with running Exmouth in Bloom.
- Public liability insurance.
- Entry fees, eg Britain in Bloom (South West) Competition entry, Stall fees.
- Costs associated with Friends, eg printing of newsletters, postage etc.
- Upgrading of various items, eg replacing wire hanging baskets with reservoir baskets to reduce our watering requirement.
- Maintenance and replacement of items and tools in every day use.
Supporters of Exmouth in Bloom 2022
165 Friends of Exmouth in Bloom
Abbeyfield Care Home
Bespoke Iron Solutions
Birds and Bees
B J Toye
Co-op (Brixington Parade)
Copper Frog Distillery
Crews & Son
Dancing Badger – Web developer
Deli on the Strand
Devon County Council
Devon Wildlife Trust
East Devon District Council
Exmouth Bed & Pine
Eaton Terry Clarke
Exmouth Indoor Market
Exmouth Garden Club
Exmouth Rugby Club
Exmouth Town Council
Exmouth Tree Project
Franklins Cafe and Bar
G.W.R.S A . club
Garden Friends East Devon
Gegg and Sons
Greenfingers Garden Centre
Haldon House Surgery
Hamilton Road Allotments
Heron Senior Care
‘Hello’ Language School
Isolation Creation (Community Art)
Jewsons Builders Merchant
Kings Garden & Leisure
Kingston Road Community Project
Littlemead Methodist Church
LLP Financial and Taxation Advisors
Manor Lodge Care Home
Marks and Spencer Food Hall
Meadows Property Experts
Men’s Shed (Exmouth)
Michael Greenland Design
Mike Nichols and Son Carpets
My Handyman and Van
Paul Cooper (Window Cleaner)
Plastic Free Exmouth
Porky Down Butchers
Pound Lane Allotments
Railway Station (First Great Western)
Repair Café at Littlemead Church
Rose Lodge Care Home
Roswell Court Residents
Rotary (Exmouth and District)
Sheridan House Care Home
South West Water
Summerleaze Residential Home
The Grapevine (Crossed Anchors)
Wild East Devon
Withycombe Rugby Club
World of Country Life