City of Dunfermline

Cost of living support

City of Dunfermline

To help with the rising cost of living there's a range of support in the local area.

While every effort has been made to provide accurate and up-to-date information on this website, this may be subject to change at short notice. Always double-check before heading out.

Staying Safe and Keeping Well

The ‘Staying Safe and Keeping Well’ booklet contains useful tips and information which anyone in Fife can use when trying to cope with difficult times.

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Foodbanks and community cafés

Below is a list of locations and organisations supporting the people of Fife by providing short term access to emergency food and support for people experiencing a crisis.

  • Baldridgeburn Pantry

    Baldridgeburn Community Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 9EH
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Pop in for a FREE cuppa and cake from 12.30pm, and from 1.00pm you can select from a variety of fresh and ambient food and other items. Bring your own bag.
    Opening hours: Tuesday 1.00pm to 3.00pm Café - from 12.30pm to 1.30pm Pantry - from 1.00pm to 2.30pm
    Donation of £2 or what can be afforded
    cld.dunfermline@fife.gov.uk
    01383 724 751
  • Dunfermline Food Bank

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Food Bank
    Referral needed for food parcels. Your local food banks work with referral agencies to issue food vouchers to those in need of emergency food in times of crisis. We provide a minimum of three days' nutritionally balanced, tinned and dried food donated by the local community.
    Opening hours: Mon, Wed and Fri 4.00pm to 6.00pm
    www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/dunfermline/
    info@dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk
  • Food For Your Future Pantry

    Touch Community Centre, 30 Mercer Pl, Dunfermline, KY11 4UG
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    A minimum of 10 items will be available from chilled/frozen, ambient store cupbord essentials, fresh fruit/veg, bakery and a refill station where pasta or rice, tea or coffee and sugar will be available. We will also have pet food, toiletry, cleaning products and sanitary products when stocks allow.
    Opening hours: Call 07730 809 375 on a Wednesday to register between 10.00am and 1.00pm. You will be given a time slot to collect your bag From Touch Community Centre on the Thursday
    Please note: Open to anyone needing a little help, we ask no questions.
    £2.50 donation
    www.facebook.com/foodforyourfuture/
    foodforyourfutureenquiries@gmail.com
    07730 809 375
  • Gillespie Memorial Church

    Gillespie Centre, Chapel Street, Dunfermline, KY12 7AW
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Soup and a roll available free or donation basis. Other food and beverages are available at low cost
    Opening hours: Mon and Thurs 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Donation
    minister@gillespiechurch.org
    01383 621 253
  • Liberty Church

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Community Café
    Gathering With God. An alternative style worship service aimed at all ages and suitable for different learning styles. This starts with a simple meal. Everyone welcome.
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 6.00pm to 7.15pm
    Free
    www.libertychurch.co.uk
    office@libertychurch.co.uk
    01383 733 970
  • Liberty Church

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Community Café
    Connect. A friendship group for anyone of retirement age with optional activites available. Tea, coffee and home baking.
    Opening hours: 1st and 3rd Thurs of the month 1.00pm to 3.30pm
    Free
    www.libertychurch.co.uk
    office@libertychurch.co.uk
    01383 733 970
  • Link Church

    Link Church, 39 Priory Lane, Dunfermline, KY12 7DU
    Community Café
    Soup, cakes, fruit, hot drinks
    Opening hours: Mondays 11.30am to 2.00pm
    Free
    www.linkchurch.org.uk
    info@linkchurch.org.uk
    01383 739 169
  • Open House Café

    Gillespie Memorial Church, Chapel Street, Dunfermline
    Community Café
    Offering a range of food, home baking and refreshments, practical, emotional and spiritual support, signposting and crisis assistance.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Home - GMC (gillespiechurch.org)
    01383 621 253
  • Revive Wellbeing Hub @ The Vine

    131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 7HZ
    Community Café
    Sit-down hot meal and refreshments
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 5.00pm to 8.30pm
    Free
    revivewarmandwell.eventbrite.co.uk/
    tim@vineconference.co.uk
    01383 631 005
  • Soup@12

    Abbey Church Halls, 6 Abbey Park Place, Dunfermline KY12 7PT
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    A bowl of home made soup with a roll and a hot drink.
    Opening hours: First Monday of every month from 12.00pm to 1.30pm
    £3 or donation
    www.dunfermlineabbey.co.uk
    01383 739 026
  • St Andrew's Erskine Church

    Robertson Road, Dunfermline, KY12 0BF
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Lunch, tea/coffee and home baking.
    Opening hours: Fridays 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Free
    standrewserskine.org.uk/
    info@standrewserskine.org.uk
    01383 841 660
  • St Margarets RC Memorial Church

    East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JB
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Hot meal and refreshments
    Opening hours: Mondays 12.00pm to 4.00pm
    Free
    stmargaretsdunfermline.co.uk
    stmargaretdunfermline@gmail.com
    01383 625 611
  • St Ninians Parish Church

    1 Allan Crescent, Dunfermline, KY11 4HE
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Tea, coffee and snacks available.
    Opening hours: Fridays 11.00am to 3.00pm
    Free
    www.stniniansdunfermline.org
    stninianssessionclerk@gmail.com
    01383 623 187
  • Viewfield Baptist Church

    Viewfield Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7HZ
    Community Café
    Oasis is a friendly space, offering a place to sit and enjoy soup/sandwiches, tea/coffee and biscuits
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 12.00pm to 3.00pm
    Free, donations welcome
    www.viewfield.org.uk
    dropin@viewfield.org.uk
    01383 620 465

Cafe Inc

Cafe Inc is a free lunch club for children, young people and families in Fife. No need to book, no criteria, free for all. Venues across Fife. Just pop in and grab a bag of tasty food to go.

Cafe Inc is not available over the Christmas break but you can still find details of our Warm Welcome venues and various local food providers online. Opening times may change over the festive period so please check with the venue beforehand.

Warm Welcome/ Community Assistance

Warm Welcome venues will be established in various venues and settings across the area which are designed to offer safe, warm places for people in our communities to spend time, participate in activities and access support.

  • Baldridgeburn Community Centre

    Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline KY12 9EH
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12.30pm - 3.00pm
    What's on offer: Reducing food waste - pantry support
    Access to further help and support available.  Providing a warm space with refreshments, cake and chat.
  • Baldridgeburn Community Centre

    Baldridgeburn, Dunfermline - KY12 9EH
    Opening hours • Monday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Tuesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Wednesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Thursday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Friday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
    What's on offer: Warm welcome
    Hot drinks, biscuits, warm space.
  • Dell Farquharson Community Centre

    Nethertown Broad Street, Dunfermline KY12 7DS
    Opening hours • Monday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Tuesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Wednesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Thursday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Friday: 9.00am - 9.00pm
    What's on offer: Warm welcome
    Hot drinks, biscuits, warm space.
  • Dunfermline Busines Centre

    Izatt Avenue, Dunfermline - KY11 3BZ
    Opening hours • Thursday: 4.00pm-7.00pm
    What's on offer: Activity Based Drop-In Sessions for Adults with Disabilities 
    Creative arts, quiz nights, biscuit decorating and craft making sessions.  Chat, play games or watch DVDs. Soups, toasties and hot drinks.
  • Gillespie Memorail Church

    14 Chapel Street, Dunfermline KY12 7AW
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 11.00am until 2.00pm  • Thursday: 10.00am until 1.00pm 
    What's on offer: Open House Café
    Space for refreshment and listening, along with practical, emotional and spiritual support.  Help with one-off assistance for food or fuel crisis and other signposting.
  • Headwell Gospel Hall

    26 Headwell Avenue, Dunfermline KY12 0JY
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
    What's on offer: Drop In
    Pick up a free soup and filled roll.
  • Kingseat Parish Church

    Church Street, Kingseat, Dunfermline KY12 0UD
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 2.00pm - 3.00pm
    What's on offer: Coffee Afternoon
    Coffee, cake and chat
  • Liberty Church

    Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline KY11 8QS
    Opening hours • Thursday: 11.30am - 1.30pm
    What's on offer: Liberty Café
    All welcome to enjoy a simple free lunch with optional activities including crafts, jigsaws, games and newspapers.
  • Link Church

    39 Priory Lane, Dunfermline KY12 7DU
    Opening hours • Monday: 11.30am - 2.00pm
    What's on offer: Community Café
    With free hot food and drinks and an opportunity to meet people and receive a friendly hello. Warm coats and emergency support with food available.
  • Salvation Army

    A823, Wellwood, Dunfermline KY12 0PZ
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10.00am - 12.30pm
    What's on offer: Drop In Café
    Lunch and food pantry.
  • St. Andrews Erskine Parish Church

    Robertson Road, Dunfermline - KY12 0BF
    Opening hours • Friday: 11.00am - 2.00pm
    What's on offer: Community Café
    Soup, filled rolls, toasties, home baking and teas/coffees. Open to all.
  • St. Leonards Pairsh Church

    2 Brucefield Avenue, Dunfermline KY11 4SX
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10.30am - 1.30pm
    What's on offer: Wednesday Lunch
    Teas, coffee, biscuits and toast. Toasties served at midday as a more substantial lunch. Board games, crafts, newspapers and chat.
  • St. Margaret's Parish Church

    Abel Place, Dunfermline KY11 4JJ
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12.00pm - 5.00pm
    What's on offer: Together in Touch
    Open to all.  Activities including pool, darts, board games, chat and movie nights.  Full day café ( lunch and dinner).
  • St. Margaret's Parish Church

    Abel Place, Dunfermline KY11 4JJ
    Opening hours • Monday: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
    What's on offer: Family Nights
    Fun family activities with food included
  • St. Margaret’s Memorial Church

    East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JB
    Opening hours • Monday: 12.00pm - 3.00pm • Friday: 4.00pm - 6.00pm
    What's on offer: Bonnie Brew
    Warm space with light meals, soup, filled rolls, sandwiches, fruit, tea and coffee.
  • St. Ninians Parish Church

    1 Allan Crescent, Dunfermline KY11 4HE
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    What's on offer: Cosy Café
    The café provides a warm welcome, bottomless cuppa, toasties, toast & biscuits. There is a toy corner for tots & carers, with games and puzzles for children & adults.
  • Touch Community Centre

    30 Mercer Place, Dunfermline KY11 4UG
    Opening hours • Wednesday: Register between 10.00am and 1.00pm for pick up on Thursday  • Thursday: Timeslot allocated for picking up pantry bag
    What's on offer: Reducing food waste - pantry support
    Access to further help and support available. Providing a warm space with refreshments along with soup or sandwich
  • Townhill Church Hall

    Main Street, Townhill, Dunfermline KY12 0EH
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 9.00am - 10.30am
    What's on offer: School Holiday Breakfast Club
    Open to all for all ages for breakfast during school holidays at Townhill Church Hall.
  • Townhill Community Centre

    122 Main Street Townhill Dunfermline Fife KY12 0EN
    Opening hours • Monday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Tuesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Wednesday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Thursday: 9.00am - 9.00pm • Friday: 9.00am - 7.00pm
    What's on offer: Drop in As and When Needed
    Hot drinks, cup-a-soup, toast and snacks.  Also free hot lunch once a fortnight.
  • Townhill Community Centre

    122 Main Street Townhill Dunfermline Fife KY12 0EN
    Opening hours • Monday: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
    What's on offer: Townhill Fortnightly Lunch
    Free hot lunch once a fortnight starting Monday 15th Janaury (book ahead if possible)
  • Viewfield Baptist Church

    2 Viewfield Terrace, Dunfermline KY12 7HZ
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12.00pm - 2.00pm
    What's on offer: Oasis Drop In
    Soup, filled rolls, tea, coffee and biscuits.
  • Vine Church

    The Vine Conference Centre, 131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline KY11 4JU
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 5.00pm - 7.30pm
    What's on offer: Revive Wellbeing Hub & Café
    All welcome to come along and enjoy some company, free hot meal and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Local activities

Community Use Venues will be open for the community to access tea and coffee and a wide variety of board games whilst community activity takes place in the following venues:

  • Dell Farquharson Community Centre
  • Townhill Community Centre
  • Baldridgeburn Community Centre

Community Use Venues have 350 activity passes for individuals & families to use at a variety of sites across Dunfermline. These activity passes include racquet sports (badminton, short tennis, table tennis & squash) or snooker. These will be issued out via our partner networks and pantries:

  • Dunfermline High
  • Queen Anne High
  • Woodmill High
  • Baldridgeburn Community Centre
  • Dell Farquharson Community Centre
  • Townhill Community Centre

Community Job Clubs

Community job clubs provide a space where people can get access to a PC to undertake job searches, create and develop CVs and apply for jobs. Our staff will be able to offer advice on most aspects of searching and applying for work.

LocationDayTime Contact number
Baldridgeburn Community Centre Tuesday 10am to 12pm

07432 609475

Del Farquharson Community Centre Tuesday 4pm to 6pm

07432 609475

Broomhead Bites, Broomhead Community Flat, Dunfermline Wednesday 11am to 1pm

07432 609475

St Margaret's Church, Touch Thursday 1pm to 4pm 07432 609475
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