Welcome to Mopp
Moving on project Portsmouth

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We are working towards obtaining more stocks of furniture if you have anything to offer please contact Us

Due to important safety works being carried out at our units by Portsmouth City Council we have made the decision to close earlier than originally planned.
Wednesday 29th November will be our last delivery date and all referrals will now be answered in the new year by date order. Many thanks for your cooperation
May We take this opportunity to wish you all a very merry christmas and a happy new year
Team Mopp

Who We are

The Moving on Project Portsmouth (MOPP) is a local registered charity based in the heart of Portsmouth City. We are a group of people who come together, headed by Sarah Knight, because we know what it’s like to struggle. MOPP has always been run completely by volunteers, No one receives a wage for their work. Every single penny raised goes back into the project to enable us to help more people.

Our Trustees are all Portsmouth locals, who have a passion for helping our beautiful city thrive.

“People working together in a strong community with a shared goal, and a common purpose make the impossible, possible!”

Our team has been expanding recently to include Community Payback (unpaid work) and Engage (Highbury College) who are really changing the amount of help we’re able to offer. Because of all of them contributing so much to MOPP, we’re able to free up time to reply to emails and telephone calls quicker. We’re stringent about nothing going to waste, where possible, our team also fix furniture and upcycle.

MOPP began on 27th March 2017 and to this date has helped over 3,500 individuals/families with the numbers growing weekly.

We achieved Registered Charity status in September 2019

MOPP is a totally volunteer run project.

our first adventure into expanding the project was to take on the shop at Albert Road , we soon outgrew the shop and needed to be back serving the wards that needed our service, Although we will be forever grateful for the brilliant start in our retail journey – many thanx to Keira Lea our First Landlady for believing in us and giving us a chance.

What we do

MOPP help those who are experiencing financial difficulties to make sure they have access to good, clean, serviceable second-hand furniture and household items.

The Moving on Project Portsmouth help with a massive variety of items from a bed & bedding to a sofa, bedroom furniture, cutlery, towels, even used white goods that come P.A.T tested by us – although white goods do incur a small charge.

We understand how difficult it can be in the current financial climate to replace items. The Cost-of-Living Crisis is having a huge impact on society. We work with many service providers in Portsmouth to enable tenants (private or PCC – who are in receipt of a benefit*) to uphold or enter a new tenancy without going into debt for the basic necessities for their homes. This is done by way of a referral process.

Unfortunately, we cannot accept self-referrals.

*A benefit means housing benefit or means tested benefits.

We accept donations of good quality second hand furniture and small household items to our storage units in Buckland. We also accept clothing and bric-a-brac at our shop to help us raise funds to keep going.

If we have anything that we’re not able to make use of, we offer it on to other local Charities to make use of. We try to have as little waste as possible!

The Moving on Project Portsmouth receive no financial funding at this time. We rely completely on public donations, fundraisers and our Charity shop. YOUR generosity is what keeps us going!

You can find some of the service providers we work with listed at the bottom of our website.

Welcome to the Moving on Project Portsmouth and Thankyou for joining us.

How the process works

Once we receive the Referral voucher, we will contact the client via a telephone call within 7-10days. Calls are normally made over a weekend. At this point we can arrange a delivery date and process the delivery payment. Collection is also very welcomed from our storage units in Buckland.


Donations in the back of a car

We accept donations of good clean serviceable second-hand furniture and household items at our storage Units in Buckland. Please reach out to Hayley, our Units Manager.

We will soon from 4th Sept, be able to receive donations of Bric a Brac at our new Shop 27-29 Kingston Road Opening 4th Sept
Please reach out to Christine, our shop manager.

Hayley – Units manager (furniture etc)

Christine – Shop Manager (Clothes, Bric-a-brac etc)

Please Support Mopp

Did you know you can donate directly into our PayPal account? Every penny donated goes straight into the Charity! Paying for things like Kettles, Toasters, Duvets, Pillows, it also helps towards the upkeep of our P.A.T testers courses and our Luton van.

Please feel free to contact either
 Sarah on our donations hotline

Welcome to the Mopp Shop

we don't sell mopp's !!!

On September 4th we opened a new shop !!! 27- 29 Kingston Road Buckland Portsmouth
gave us our current opportunity to grow once again and to further serve the local communities that need our help.
Our Patron Councillor Steve Pitt along with Portsmouth City Council gave us a three year grant of £30,000 to help with rental costs which we will always be thankful for !.
Our new and very patient landlady Samantha Pothecary is also involved in helping within the charity when ever she can.

The shop was opened on Monday September 4th at 9.30 by our patron Steve Pitt , we also had the pleasure of having The Pompey Pluckers performing an hour set to entertain volunteers and guests alike !!!.
We also owe Southsea Castle Rotary Club a huge Thank you for all the work they did in the shop – without them we still wouldn’t be open !!!.
Donations – small items such as bric-a-brac clothing and toys can be dropped of at the shop, whilst furniture donations will continue to go to our units at block c


Can you spare a few hours a week we need you to come and join us at Mopp

We always Need Drivers, Driver’s Mate, Shop Assistants
If you can help please contact us  Sarah@movingonprojectportsmouth.co.uk

young, cheerful multicultural volunteers in white t-shirts with volunteer inscriptions working in

Contact Us

Let’s get in touch



Unit C
Grafton Street
By Appointment only

Tel Sarah 07881 730298

We are now a Registered Charity Our Registered Charity No is 1185356

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