Kirkcaldy Area

Cost of living support

Kirkcaldy Area

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.

  • Greener Kirkcaldy Community Fridge

    8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Greener Kirkcaldy's community fridge redistributes good food donated by businesses and the public.
    Opening hours: Thursday 3.00pm to 4.30pm Friday 9.30am to 4.30pm
    Please note: There may be food in the fridge throughout the week. Donations of surplus food are welcome.
    Free or donation
    www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
    info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
     01592 858 458
  • Greener Kirkcaldy Community Meals

    8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Greener Kirkcaldy's weekly Community Meal provides an opportunity for local people to meet each other, share stories, and eat together. Anyone can come along. Pay what you feel.
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 4.30pm and 5.30pm
    Free or donation
    www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
    info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
     01592 858 458
  • Hosting Hope

    Linton Lane Community Centre, Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Hot meal
    Opening hours: Last Sunday of every month from 12.30pm to 2.00pm
    free or donation
    01592 643 816
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Viewforth Hub, Viewforth Church Hall, Viewforth Terrace, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3BW
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self referrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Monday and Thursday 10.00am to 3.00pm Tuesday 10.00am to 1.00pm Wednesday 10.00am to 1.00pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Link Living Westbridge Mill, Bridge Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1TE
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel AGENCY REFERRALS ONLY
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 9.30am to 4.00pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Linton Lane Centre, Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self referrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self referrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 10.00am to 12.30pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Burntisland Salvation Army Hall, 40 Lonsdale Crescent, Burntisland, KY3 0BN
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self referrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Tuesdays and Fridays 12.00pm to 2.00pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Nourish Support Centre

    Elizabeth House, Barclay Court, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3WE
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Snacks and refreshments
    Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays
    Please note: We run Monday to Friday with a range of support groups for families who have children with additional support needs and adults with additional support needs. Good donations are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays our main food support service providing food parcels runs on Thursday.
    £4.00 suggested donation
    Www.facebook.com/nourishsupport
    info@nourishsupportcentre.com
    01592 653 639
  • Nourish Support Centre

    Community Hub, The Mercat Shopping Centre, High Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1NJ
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Snacks and refreshments
    Opening hours: Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 10.00am to 2.00pm
    £4.00 suggested donation
    www.facebook.com/nourishsupport
    info@nourishsupportcentre.com
    01592 653 639
  • S.H.I.E.L.D


    Surplus Food
    Surplus Food Waste is a community group that works with supermarkets and retailers to provide much needed surplus food waste to those who need it most. We do this by organising surplus pop ups in public community areas.
    Opening hours: Information of pop up locations with dates and times avaialable on Facebook page
    Please note: Register through links on the facebook page.
    Donation
    www.facebook.com/groups/shieldsurplus

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 Spaces/ Community Assistance

Warm spaces 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.

  • Burntisland Community Development Trust

    149 Kinghorn Rd, Burntisland KY3 9JP
    Opening hours • Saturday: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
    What's on offer: 3 course pay what you feel, hot meal supper once a week
    Supper at the Sally - Payment is optional. Provides a hot meal in a social setting. Support from partners such as Cosy Kingdom, Community Social Work etc. Offering free First Aid Training places.
    https://supperatthesally.myportfolio.com/home
    developmentofficers@burntisland-trust.org
  • Dysart St Clair Church

    1-4 West Port, Dysart, Kirkcaldy KY1 2TD
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 11am-2pm • Thursday: 1pm-3pm • Friday: 10am-3pm
    What's on offer: Warm space with free hot drinks and support on site
    larder for those who need it; co-ordination with local council officers to provide help for individuals as required. .
    07852 916259
  • Gallatown Gala & community group

    Oswald Rd, Kirkcaldy KY1 3EZ
    Opening hours • Thursday: 11am-2pm
    What's on offer: Blether Together - Support/warm space for over 65s Donation Basis
    over 65's a warm space for people to come together, sustain their local connections, reconnect with some old friends, contacts and provide a space to enjoy social time and make new friendships.
    https://ggcg.uk/
    gallatowngcg@gmail.com
    01592 645530
  • Greenheart Growers

    By Kinghorn Loch, Woodland Rise Burntisland KY3 9YG
    Opening hours • Friday: 11am - 4pm.
    What's on offer: Winter warmer sessions -Hot drinks, nutritious food. Donation only basis
    Winter Warmer Sessions will provide local people with access to the following; - Nutritious Food, Hot Drinks in a safe environment, with the opportunity to socialise and make new friends.Activities will include potting on plants, woodwork, painting and crafts,
    https://www.greenheartgrowers.co.uk
    info@greenheartgrowers.co.uk
    07491 778365
  • Hayfield Centre

    Hayfield Rd, Kirkcaldy KY2 5DG
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 11am-2pm • Thursday: 9.30am-12pm Family session
    What's on offer: Warm space
  • Kinghorn Parish Church

    St James Place, Kinghorn KY39UB
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 2pm-4pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, Free tea, coffee snacks
    The 'Drift In' is open to everyone and provides a warm space, friendship and a good chat. Free teas, coffees, juices and so on are available as well as a variety snacks.
    https://kinghornparishchurch.org
    01592 890296
  • Kirkcaldy Hope Church

    Carron Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 6PS.
    Opening hours • Thursday: 12-2pm
    What's on offer: Tastey Torbain - Warm space with hot drinks/food on a pay what you feel basis.
    Provides a warm space, hot drinks, hot food, newspapers, board games, access to technology, and signposting and advice around other services. They are not open on the 28th Dec.
    https://www.facebook.com/kirkcaldyhopechurch
    LJones@churchofscotland.org.uk
    07913 611018
  • Kirkcaldy Rugby Club

    Balwearie Rd, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 5LT
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12 to 2pm.
    What's on offer: Bite & Blether - Warm space with free lunch
    Aimed at more senior members of the public. Offers soup, sandwich lunch
    https://kirkcaldyrugby.co.uk
    Stuart.oliver11@btinternet.com
    01592 263470
  • Kirkcaldy Salvation Army

    30 Hayfield Rd, Kikcaldy KY25DG
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 11am-3pm • Thursday: 9.30am-12pm • Friday: 9.30am-12pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, support on site, Rolls and hot drinks Free
    Companionship, hot drinks, soup and a roll, followed by time to interact, play games, engage in crafts, chat and get support will be offered -
    https://salvationarmy.org.uk
    kirkcaldy@salvationarmy.org.uk
    01592 265621
  • Kirkcaldy Sporting Memories Club

    Kirkcaldy Rugby Club, Balwearie Road, Kirkcaldy KY2 5LT
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10.30am-12pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, cuppa and a blether pay what you feel
    We use sporting reminisance to create a stimulating and friendly enviroment to improve the mental & physical well-being of older people (50+). We are particularly keen to encourage individuals who are not getting out as much as they used to due to health conditions such as dementia, depression, & other long-term illnesses to come along to our club.
    https://www.sportingmemories.uk
    admin@sportingmemories.uk gary@thesmf.co.uk
    7941123278
  • Kirkcaldy YMCA

    Hendry Crescent, Kirkcaldy KY2 5UA
    Opening hours • Friday: 10am-12pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, support on hand, free hot food & Drinks
    The Warm Spaces Talking Cafe drop-ins will be a safe space for people to come along, meet new people, reduce their social isolation and have somewhere warm to share food with others while being able to chat and share stories and experiences. We would like to provide hot food at all 3 weekly drop ins and one of the weekly sessions will take the form of a "Community Meal" where anyone who attends can help prepare and cook the food before sitting down together at one big table and eating the food they have prepared. The other two sessions will also have hot food available, such as bacon rolls, soup and tea/coffee. The Warm Spaces Talking Cafes will have a development worker available to chat with and signpost to other services and support services such as Mental Health services, Welfare Support and Employability.
    https://ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk/
    fiona.sword@ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk
    01592 645530
  • Kirkcaldy YMCA

    Gallatown Hub, Oswald Rd, Kirkcaldy KY1 3EZ
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 1pm-3pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, support on hand, free hot food & Drinks
    The Warm Spaces Talking Cafe drop-ins will be a safe space for people to come along, meet new people, reduce their social isolation and have somewhere warm to share food with others while being able to chat and share stories and experiences. We would like to provide hot food at all 3 weekly drop ins and one of the weekly sessions will take the form of a "Community Meal" where anyone who attends can help prepare and cook the food before sitting down together at one big table and eating the food they have prepared. The other two sessions will also have hot food available, such as bacon rolls, soup and tea/coffee. The Warm Spaces Talking Cafes will have a development worker available to chat with and signpost to other services and support services such as Mental Health services, Welfare Support and Employability.
    https://ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk/
    fiona.sword@ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk
    01592 645530
  • Linton Lane Centre

    Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 4pm-6pm
    What's on offer: Winter Welcome Down The Lane - warm space & Free meal
    Starts 29th Nov from 4pm to 6pm. People have to book ether via telephone or their FB Page. Hot meal + cups of soup to take away for anyone attending the foodbank.
    https://www.lintonlanecentre.com
    mandy@lintonlane.com  
    01592 643816
  • Pathhead Church

    33 Harriet St, Kirkcaldy KY1 2AG
    Opening hours • Monday: 12am-2pm
    What's on offer: Warm space with hot soup/filed roll on a donation only basis.
    Warm Space, soup, roll, newspapers and magazines. Will also provide information on local support services by having leaflets and contact details available. Donation/pay what you feel basis.
    https://pathheadparishchurch.co.uk
    pathheadchurch@btconnect.com
    01592 204635
  • Philp Hall

    Philp Hall, Links Street, KDY, KY1 1SG
    Opening hours • Friday: 10am - 12.30pm
    What's on offer: Warm Space, Free Breakfast snacks, hots drinks, Housing and Benefits Advice and support
    The Philp Hall Community Hub with Partner Organisations offers information & cost of living advice. Help looking for work. Family support to tackle many issues including debt worries that causes stress and anxiety. Support with housing issues, repairs, rent or fuel needs. Speak to local Councillors and Tenants & Residents groups.
    https://facebook.com/linktown/TRA
    linktownaction@aol.com
    01592 644680
  • The Hive

    10 Whytescauseway Kirkcaldy KY1 1XF
    Opening hours • Monday: 12-8pm • Tuesday: 12-8pm • Wednesday: 12-8pm • Thursday: 12-8pm • Friday: 12-8pm • Saturday: 12-8pm
    What's on offer: Warm space, Free hot food and drinks
    FREE hot food in a safe, warm place. Provision of a pantry with ambient goods that people can help themselves to. We have a number of services which are of vital importance to people such as FREE adult learning and peer support groups. Board games, card afternoons and arts and crafts.
    https://www.facebook.com/TheHiveLGBTCentre
    info@fifelgbtcentre.scot
    01592 268102
  • Whytes Causeway Baptist Church Kirkcaldy

    Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XF
    Opening hours • Monday: 1-3pm
    What's on offer: Hot drinks/food, various activities (games, knittng etc) Pay what you feel
    Volunteers who run the Welfare support team will sign-post visitors to other activities and spaces around Kirkcaldy and other activities in the church, such as the a weekly craft group, youth activities, and church services.
    https://www.wcbck.com
    info@wcbck.com

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.

Location

Day

Time

Comments

Contact number

New Volunteer House

Monday

10am to 12:30pm

Appointment only

07432 609475

Park Road

Monday

2pm to 4pm

Drop In

07432 609475

Templehall Community Centre

Tuesday

2pm to 4pm

Drop In

07432 609475

New Volunteer House

Wednesday

10am to 12:30pm

Drop In

07432 609475

Burntisland Library

Wednesday

1:30pm to 3:30pm

Drop In

07432 609475

Park Road

Thursday

10am to 12:30pm

Drop In

07432 609475

New Volunteer House

Friday

10am to 12:30pm

Appointment only

07432 609475

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