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What is Creative Communities Ilfracombe all about?


  • providing and facilitating creative, educational and social opportunities 

  • making crafting fun and accessible to all

  • offering ways of boosting well being and combatting social isolation and loneliness


  • establishing a creative hub and Scrapstore where people and organisations can find the resources needed for creative projects

  • running drop in sessions and workshops to help you learn new skills or try something different

  • supporting recycling and encouraging the reuse or repurposing of clean waste materials.  


  • encouraging and supporting people to explore and engage with the natural world

  • offering educational and social opportunities to help people appreciate and enjoy the great outdoors

  • promoting ways of looking after the planet, for example by recycling, reusing and repurposing

Image by Bernard Hermant
Crafts Supplies
Image by Karly Santiago

Our Story

  • Creative Communities Ilfracombe is a community interest company and social enterprise.  It was set up by Molly Neville in 2021 as a response to the pandemic.  Like many others, Molly found it challenging to cope during the pandemic and lockdowns.  She attended online crafting sessions run by Devon Recovery Learning which really helped her manage her anxiety and feel less lonely.  This inspired her to look for ways of bringing creativity and crafting to her local community, to share the benefits and fun of crafting and creativity for wellbeing.

  • Creative Communities Ilfracombe has been developed for the community and aims to provide opportunities for individuals and groups to get crafting and to make connections.

  • Creative Communities Ilfracombe's primary goal is boosting wellbeing and combatting isolation and loneliness.

  • As a social enterprise, we aim to generate trading income and do fundraising which will be used to cover venue hire and associated costs.  

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