How Exmouth in Bloom is funded:
- For many years Exmouth Town Council have allocated Exmouth in Bloom a generous grant which helps to cover the costs of the seasonal planting.
- 38 local businesses sponsor the Exmouth in Bloom calendar by placing advertisements which cover the total cost of printing.
- 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 7 of the boats situated on Marine Way and the Wall planters in Imperial Road.
- Avocet Wealth Managment and The Inner Wheel sponsor our planters in the Magnolia Centre.
- Deli on the Strand, Strands Hair, Saveur, Shopdeadgorgeous, Homeworx and Birds and Bees sponsor year-round troughs in the Strand.
- World of Country Life, Market Carpets and Thompson Jenner sponsor advertisments in our beds.
- In 2021 the Friends scheme had 220 individual members and 8 businesses join. This contributes ever increasing amounts annually, a large proportion of which is donations sent over and above the membership contribution. £2109 was raised by Friends in 2021. The Friends scheme pays for the planting of tiered planters and numerous troughs around town.
- Exmouth in Bloom holds fundraising stalls 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 events such as the Transplant Awareness Day, Armed Forces Day, Carnival Fun Day, West Country Traditions Day and The Christmas Fayre.
- Annual Quiz evening
- Still going strong is a monthly stall at The Repair Café in All Saints Church Hall, Exeter Road .
- Biennial street collection is held in the Magnolia Centre.
- Exmouth in Bloom produces 300 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 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 with Town Council has funded the Local Community Swan Project, (led by Exmouth in Bloom and supported by Exmouth Art Group), the Floral Trail leaflets and the Roundabout Fish sculptures.
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 very grateful for this donation.
- Marks and Spencer Foodhall and Brixington Co-op has been supportive and appreciative of the EiB floral displays near their buildings.
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: 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 shed, Pull-along utility trolley, display boards.
- Catering and associated expenses for Judging Day and the Garden Competition Presentation 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.
- Stationery, printing and postage costs associated with running Exmouth in Bloom.
- Public liability insurance.
- Entry fees, eg South West in Bloom 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 requirements.
- Maintenance and replacement of items and tools in every day use.
Supporters of Exmouth in Bloom 2021
220 Friends of Exmouth in Bloom
Abbeyfield Care Home
B J Toye
Birds and Bees
Circle of Care
Co-op (Brixington Parade)
Copper Frog Distillery
Crews & Son
Cranford Care Home
Dancing Badger – Web developer
Dayspring Nurseries Deli on the Strand Devon Signs
Devon Wildlife Trust
Devon County Council
East Devon District Council
Exmouth Bed & Pine
Exmouth Indoor Market
Exmouth Rugby Club
Exmouth Town Council
Exmouth Town Team
Exmouth Wildlife Group
Exmouth Nub News
Franklins Cafe and Bar
Gegg and Sons
The Grapevine (Crossed Anchors) Brewhouse
G.W.R.S A . club
Greenfingers Garden Centre
Hamilton Road Allotments
Haldon House Surgery
Kings Garden & Leisure
Littlemead Methodist Church
LLP Financial and Taxation Advisors
Manor Lodge Care Home
Marks and Spencer Food Hall
Mens’ Shed (Exmouth)
Men in Sheds (Exeter)
Meadows Property Experts
My Handyman and Van
Mike Nichols and Son Carpets
Porky Down Butchers
Plastic Free Exmouth
Railway Station (First Great Western)
Rose Lodge Care Home
Repair Café at Littlemead Church
Rotary (Exmouth and District)
Roswell Court Residents
Sheridan House Care Home
South West Water
Summerleaze Residential Home
Withycombe Rugby Club
Wild East Devon
World of Country Life