Storeroom is one of only four businesses NATIONALLY to be shortlisted for the Nectar Small Business Awards, Contribution to the Community – quite an achievement for a small Isle of Wight Charity!

Please ask all your friends to vote for Storeroom2010 too.  Thank you!

The prize from this award will aid our education project.

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Storeroom2010 is a small independent furniture re-use charity, operating without the benefits of statutory funding.  Situated on the Isle of Wight, Storeroom is in an area which suffers disproportionally high unemployment and child poverty compared to many other areas in the UK.  Storeroom2010 enables impoverished and disadvantaged families to be able to affordably furnish their homes, thereby improving their quality of life.

When referred by statutory and voluntary agencies, customers who are in need benefit from a discount on many of the already very reasonably priced items at Storeroom.

All the furniture you see at Storeroom has been donated by Island residents, providing affordable furnishing to those who cannot afford to purchase new.  Furniture re-use also minimises impact on the environment as a smaller amount of bulky items are disposed of at our landfill site.   Storeroom2010 enables Island residents to recycle, help their community and their local environment too.

Keeping Storeroom2010 open to everyone who would benefit from affordable furniture is our main priority.  We are often asked where the money from shop sales goes to?  Well, it enables us to be here for you all, we still have to pay the bills!  It also goes towards our training programme for local unemployed people, many of whom have taken advantage of the free courses we offer at our dedicated education premises adjacent to Storeroom.

In a nutshell the purpose of Storeroom2010 charity and its objectives are threefold: –

  • The prevention and relief of poverty by offering donated furniture and household goods at minimal cost to people in need
  • The protection and preservation of the environment by encouraging re-use of donated furniture and household goods
  • The relief of unemployment for the benefit of the public in such ways as may be thought fit including the provision of training, employment, work experience and volunteering opportunities

Our community has often heard of us through word of mouth, but also from our adverts placed regularly on Wightgoods and Wightbay.  Why not go to to see some of the many items we currently have for sale – from their home page just search for Storeroom2010.

We are situated at 1 Mariners Way, Cowes, PO31 8PD (on the Somerton Estate opposite the ALDI supermarket and just along from Cowes Park & Ride) where we have a warehouse and shop.  There is FREE parking right outside our front door.  We are open to everyone!

We would not be here without the help and support of our volunteers and from local people and businesses.  Thank you all.




Storeroom is always interested in your unwanted furniture and household items and offers FREE collections!

Anything which is ready for immediate re-use and which does not need cleaning or repair, may be just what we want!  Upholstered items such as sofas, armchairs and mattresses, must have the fire safely labels attached.  This is a legal requirement.  When our driver visits you it is his decision whether an item is suitable for Storeroom or not.  Please do not be offended if the driver cannot take the item/s you are offering.

Our office is open 10-4, Tuesday to Saturday for your calls on 298679.  Our ansafone is available out of hours.

New warehouse!

Visit our shop

Visit our shop








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For a copy of our most recent leaflet, please click on the link below: –

Storeroom Leaflet January 2015

and here is our latest newsletter: –

August 2016 newsletter

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How have we helped?

August 2016

Your support was greatly appreciated during this month, always a strange one for us as so many people are away on their holidays, or enjoying staycations at home (which was ok weatherwise this year!). We even had customers brave the traffic during Cowes Week, which is often very quiet here at Storeroom.

So, how did we all do? Well thanks to you, our customers, nearly 13,500kgs of furniture and household goods went to new homes rather than our island landfill. It makes a difference to our environment and helps other people too, those who cannot afford to purchase new and struggle to make ends meet. Sadly with the austerity measures, more and more people need a helping hand. This August we collected re-usable items from 206 homes and 358 families benefitted from being able to purchase affordable secondhand furniture and household goods for their homes.

We have been carrying out various works in Storeroom to at last give our volunteers somewhere inside the building to take a tea or lunch break. Sorry for all the noise – and not forgetting the extra dust, which has got absolutely everywhere. This all should come to an end by the middle of September; thank you for bearing with us through this period of disruption. As usual, we have done as much of the works as possible ourselves.

Team Storeroom, our loyal band of volunteers have given us 735 hours of their time this month doing all the usual things! This involves looking after customers, helping our drivers with deliveries and collections and of course, keeping the premises clean and tidy. If you fancy giving something back to your community, why not join our team, even a regular half day is a great help. You can find out more about our volunteering opportunities at…/ed1f97c6-4a54-483f-bbb0-d0bec2ca065c

Don’t forget to get in touch with Storeroom Education if you are unemployed and interested in any of their free or low cost NOCN accredited training courses, call 01983 209734 or email Please be aware if you are a business owner we can provide a bespoke course for any staff training needs you may have; one of the courses we are currently running is Emergency First Aid at Work for a local company.

Oh yes, and how many sideboards would equal the tonnage we saved from landfill last month? 267 !

Storeroom, the island’s leading furniture re-use charity

SOLD August 2016


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From Storeroom Education, Skills Gap training courses, made possible by  Storeroom and the generosity of various funders both on and off our island

Please see our training opportunities page for further information

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Where can you go for help if you are suffering hardship?

Sadly, after three years, the Local Assistance Scheme has closed. From 1 May 2016, Isle Help – Help through Crisis, will consider all applications for assistance for those experiencing genuine hardship. Please follow this link

No cash will be given, but help can be provided finding other sources of assistance. The new scheme will focus on signposting and this may involve referrals to other agencies and services as the funding for the scheme is limited. In addition the new scheme will assist in reviewing benefits and accessing grants or loans, however there is an expectation that individuals plan for lifestyle changes.

Helping Hands Scheme

Helping Hands is a small grant fund that assists people on the Isle of Wight who are experiencing hardship or crisis by providing emergency funding for essential items or services. They have a flexible approach to what they can fund depending upon individual circumstances and need. However, they do not fund white goods. Most of their grants are less than £100.   For more information, guidelines and application form, please email or call 524058.

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