Community Foundations across the UK enable local people to achieve inspiring change across their communities. We provide funding to the many small but vital charities and voluntary organisations that provide much needed support to the communities of Devon & Cornwall.
COVID-19 and the lockdowns we have all been through, have put a huge strain on these groups and their ability to support our local Devon & Cornwall communities.
The generosity of Reach PLC, promoting the great work of these groups and charities across their newspapers and websites by launching the Lockdown SOS Appeal and encouraging their readers to donate to this campaign, is greatly appreciated.
You can donate by clicking the button below and you will be taken to our secure payment site where you will also be able to gift aid your donation.
Or you can send a text to make a donation via your phone by following these steps:
Text LOCKDOWNSOS to
70085 to donate £5
70450 to donate £10
70460 to donate £20
Texts cost your selected donation amount (£5, £10 or £20) plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising SMS. If you’d like to give but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text LOCKDOWNSOSNOINFO
We will distribute your donation across Devon & Cornwall to further support the amazing work you have just read about in your newspaper or on the websites above.
Thank you very much for your generosity and support.
Find out more about how Devon Community Foundation have supported Devon charities and community groups with emergency funding here.
Read more about the work of Cornwall Community Foundation on their website here.
To keep up to date with the appeal please follow the latest in any of the Reach Plc titles across Devon and Cornwall - CornwallLive, DevonLive, PlymouthLive, Western Morning News, Plymouth Herald, Express and Echo, Herald Express, North Devon Journal, Mid Devon Gazette, West Briton, Cornish Guardian, The Cornishman.
Catch up with the stories by theme here:
Mental Health (Week 1)
Behind the scenes at Bounce that supports young people
Behind the scenes at Pete's Dragons that provide suicide support
Women (Week 2)
Behind the scenes at Trevi woman's refuge
Behind the scenes at Torbay Ladies Lounge that provide drop-in support
Food (Week 3)
Families (Week 4)
Behind the scenes at Exeter's Christians Against Poverty - providing debt support
Homelessness (Week 5)
Behind the scenes at Churches Housing Action Team in Mid Devon
Behind the scenes at All Nations Ministries in Plymouth
Carers (Week 6)
Bereavement (Week 7)