Lockdown SOS Appeal


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.

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Or you can send a text to make a donation via your phone by following these steps:


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.

Martha Wilkinson
Chief Executive
Devon Community Foundation

Tamas Haydu
Chief Executive
Cornwall Community Foundation

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 

Story of a woman who suffered domestic abuse

Food (Week 3)

Story of a Devon Foodbank user

Behind the scenes at Kingsbridge foodbank

Families (Week 4)

Story of one family's lockdown struggle

Behind the scenes at the Catholic Children's Society in Plymouth

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)

Behind the scenes at Dartmouth Caring 

Behind the scenes at Improving Lives, Plymouth

Bereavement (Week 7)

Behind the scenes at Balloons charity in Exeter

Behind the scenes at Devon charity Hospiscare

Story of one little girl's loss of a parent