We believe that markets should be a focal part of the community in Newport and that is why we are working hard to bring them back to our historic county town. You can get involved with this project in a number of ways.

  • Support our crowdfunding campaign. This will help us to cover the costs of putting on markets regularly.
  • Volunteer for us. This will help us to build a team of people who are passionate about our county town and want to bring back markets as a key part of making it better.
  • Sponsor our events. We are looking for local businesses who have a strong sense of connection with the Isle of wight who want to partner with us to put on exciting events that attract people to our towns.

Volunteer posts available

Market Marshal volunteer – Are you an outgoing and sociable person that has confidence when dealing with the public? This role entails being present at our markets and helping to provide information to shoppers, directing people to the most appropriate entrances, reminding visitors how to stay safe from Covid, and helping to marshal queues.

Community Engagement volunteer – Are you passionate about bringing markets back to Newport, do you like providing information and discussing with people? This role entails helping us to gather people’s opinions on our markets, recording survey responses and handing out information and leaflets.

Sponsorship opportunities

We are looking for sponsors for an exciting calendar of events over the summer of 2021 including Taste of the Wight Food Festival, Made in the Biosphere and regular traders markets in Newport. For a full sponsorship proposal that is tailored to your business please get in touch with us. Download our latest Sponsorship opportunity below.