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Co-op Local Community Cause 2024

We are excited to have been selected as one of the Co-op Local Community Causes this year!


It's  a great way for people to support us when they shop and the funding we receive will enable us to develop the range of workshops we offer.

Funding updates

We are very grateful for the funding we have been awarded by:

  1. Ilfracombe Councillors Local Community Grants​

  2. TDK

  3. Ilfracombe Town Council

  4. Ilfracombe Art and Craft Society

  5. Tesco Local Community Grant (via Easyfunding).


Thank you  for your support!

Recovery Devon Development Fund

Funding awarded for the Creativity for Wellbeing project - July 2023

We are delighted to have been selected as one of the projects to receive funding from Recovery Devon.  The award of £500  will enable us to run another Creativity for Wellbeing group in Ilfracombe.

Part of the funding will be used to trial a new project aimed at connecting people who find it hard to attend a face to face session. 

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Latest news - we have been accepted on the EBAY FOR CHANGE programme!  This enables us to run an eBay shop as a social enterprise.

At CREATIVE  COMMUNITIES  ILFRACOMBE CIC, we like to move with the times. As a social enterprise we need to find ways of funding what we do, so we are going to be selling hand selected crafting packs and resources online via EBay.

The packs will comprise a mixture of vintage, preloved and new fabrics, textiles and trimmings and will be competitively priced. 

Good value for you and good news for the environment.

Our eBay trading name is Thriftycraftsdevon

Creativity for Wellbeing  - Ilfracombe Library

Creative Communities Ilfracombe launched its first Creativity for Wellbeing drop in sessions at Ilfracombe Library on Fridays.

We meet as an informal social group, with the aim of relaxing, learning new things and being creative.  The sessions offer the chance to do some mindful crafting or to have a natter while crafting. 

The sessions are free to attend, thanks to grant funding from the School for Social Entrepreneurs which covered purchase of stock and equipment.  

We also use recycled materials where possible and participants have kindly donated items for the group to use.

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Fun Festive Workshops at Ilfracombe Library 2022

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Creative Communities Ilfracombe were delighted to run 2 drop in sessions - one for children and one for adults.  These involved creating festive hearts and tree decorations from fabric or card.

We used repurposed fabrics, trimmings and buttons - as you can see from the photo, we had some beautiful results and happy participants!

Coastal Garden Festival - May 2022 - Ilfracombe

Creative Communities Ilfracombe were delighted to be involved with the first Coastal Garden Festival, held at Mullacott Equestrian Centre in May.
It was great fun to support parents and children with creative activities using reclaimed resources from Exeter Scrapstore.  The smiling faces and looks of concentration were wonderful!

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