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
    A resource for donated and surplus food that keeps good food in circulation. More information here: https://www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk/project/community-fridge/ . Anyone can use the community fridge.
    Opening hours: Opening hours: Thursday 3pm - 4.30pm and Friday 9.30am - 4.30pm
    Free or donation
    www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
    info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
     01592 858458
  • Greener Kirkcaldy Community Meals

    8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Our 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: Opening hours: Wednesdays 4.30pm & 5.30pm
    Free or donation
    www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk/project/community-meals-at-greener-kirkcaldy/
    info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
     01592 858458
  • Hosting Hope

    Linton Lane Community Centre, Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Low cost hot meals. Free monthly community lunches, normally the last Sunday of the month at 12.30-2.00pm. http://www.hostinghope.uk/
    Opening hours: Last Sunday of the month at 12.30-2.00pm
    free or donation
    01592 643816
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    New Volunteer House, 16 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self refferrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Mon/Wed/Fri 10am-12.30pm
    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: Mon-Fri 9:30am-4pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Burntisland Salvation Army Hall, 40 Lonsdale Crescent, Burntisland, KY3 0BN
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self refferrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Tue & Fri 12pm-2pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Linton Lane Centre, Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self refferrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Mon to Fri 10am-12:30pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Kirkcaldy Food Bank

    Viewforth Hub Viewforth Church Hall, Viewforth Terrace, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3BW
    Food Bank
    Food Parcel self refferrals and agency referrals
    Opening hours: Mon/Thur 10am-3pm, Tuesday 10am- 1pm, Wed 10am-1pm
    Free
    www.kirkcaldyfoodbank.org.uk/
  • Nourish Support Centre

    Elizabeth House, Barclay Court, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3WE
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Our food support service is open to families in Fife who have a household member with additional support needs and are struggling financially. This is mainly families who have children with additional support needs, but some adults with additional support needs also use this service. We ask members of this service to pay £4 suggested donation to use the service. Our Main food support service currently only runs once per week on a Thursday, times vary and deliveries can be arranged . On Tuesdays and Wednesdays we recieve surplus food from local bakers
    Opening hours: Tues, Wed and Thursdays
    £4.00 suggested donation
    Www.facebook.com/nourishsupport
    info@nourishsupportcentre.com
    01592 653639
  • 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 popups in public community areas.
    Opening hours: Information of pop up locations with dates and times avaialable on Facebook page
    Donation
    www.facebook.com/groups/shieldsurplus
  • The Lang Toun Larder Community Pantry

    8 East Fergus Place, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1XT
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    The Lang Toun Larder is a project aimed at reducing food waste in the community by offering fresh, frozen and store-cupboard ingredients as well as basic essentials like tea, coffee and pasta.
    Opening hours: Opening hours: Thursday 11am – 2pm (Members only)
    £2.00 weekly fee
    www.greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
    info@greenerkirkcaldy.org.uk
     01592 858458

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.

  • Park Road Centre

    2 Park Rd, Kirkcaldy KY1 3EL
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 23 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Thursday 29 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 30 December: 11:45am - 1pm
    Please note: Welfare Reform Staff onsite
  • Burntisland Library

    102 High St, Burntisland KY3 9AS
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 11.30am -12.30pm • Friday 23 December: 11.30am -12.30pm • Thursday 29 December: 11.30am -12.30pm • Friday 30 December: 11.30am -12.30pm
    Please note: Burntisland Library is a warm space
  • Linton lane Centre

    Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy KY2 6LF
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 23 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Thursday 29 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 30 December: 11:45am - 1pm
  • Kirkcaldy West Primary School

    42 Milton Rd, Kirkcaldy KY1 1TL
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 23 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Thursday 29 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 30 December: 11:45am - 1pm
  • Valley Primary School

    Valley Gardens, Kirkcaldy KY2 6BL
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 23 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Thursday 29 December: 11:45am - 1pm • Friday 30 December: 11:45am - 1pm

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.

  • Alzheimer Scotland Brain Health and Dementia Resource Centre

    Opposite Stance 7 at Kirkcaldy Bus Station, Hill Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1AH
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am-4:30pm • Tuesday: 9am-4:30pm • Wednesday: 9am-4:30pm • Thursday: 9am-4:30pm • Friday: 9am-3:30pm • Saturday: Closed • Sunday: Closed
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed additional days on 26th and 27th December and 2nd and 3rd January, otherwise open as per schedule above
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Welfare support advice;Free activities;
    We are offering free hot and cold drinks, hot soups and snacks. We will have newspapers and magazines to read, board games, a small library of books that can be read or borrowed, music to listen to and WiFi that can be accessed for free. Staff are on hand to offer general wellbeing and welfare support advice, information and signposting.
    fifeservices@alzscot.org
    01592 204541
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Burntisland Library

    102 High Street, Burntisland, KY3 9AS
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm • Thursday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-7pm • Friday: 10am-12.30pm and 1.30pm-5pm • Saturday: 10am-2pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed 24/12/22 to 27/12/22. Open 28/12/12 to 30/12/22 (normal hours - Café Inc on 22/12, 23/12, 29/12 and 30/12). Closed Saturday 31/12/22 to 02/01/22 then normal hours resume from 03/01/22
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;
    You’re welcome to read, surf, and have a blether as well as enjoy board games, or just relax and enjoy a free cuppa.
    https://www.onfife.com/libraries-archives/warm-spaces/
    01592 583203
  • Dysart St Clair Church Hall

    Westport, Dysart, KY1 2TD
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10am - 3pm • Thursday: 12noon - 4pm • Friday: 10am - 3pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    Wednesdays is no cost soup and pudding lunches. Thursdays is no cost soup and a roll. Fridays is a not for profit cafe
    dysartstclairtreasurer@gmail.com
    07852 916259
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • East Wemyss Bowling Club

    Main Street , East Wemyss, KY14RE
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 1 - 3.30 • Thursday: 1 - 3.30
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    Company and friendship.
    Booking required • Can only manage 10ppl
    East Wemyss Bowling Club on fb
    laughingjane@hotmail.co.uk
    7496383003
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Fife Breastfeeding Mums Kirkcaldy Cafe

    191 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2BX
    Opening hours • Monday: 10 am until 12 noon
    Hall set up starts from 9.30am
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    Hot drinks, toast including gluten free and dairy free options and fresh fruit
    https://www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk
    lesley.backhousesnp@gmail.com
    0300 1000212
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Gallatown Bike Hub

    Oswald Road, Kirkcaldy, KY1 3EZ
    Opening hours • Monday: 12pm - 2pm • Tuesday: 4pm-8pm • Wednesday: 4pm - 6pm • Friday: 11am - 2pm • Saturday: 11am - 3pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    Bikes and scooters available to borrow for free to use on our pumptrack. Coaching available. Free bike repair and tools to use for free.
    https://www.gallatownbikehub.uk
    gallatownbikehub@gmail.com
    07434 699365
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Gallatown Hub Kirkcaldy

    Oswald Road, KY13EZ
    Opening hours • Thursday: 11am - 2pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;Welfare support advice;
    https://www.facebook.com/GGCGkirkcaldy
    gallatowngcg@gmail.com
    07341 441107
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • KVC Hu

    31 The Mercat, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1NU
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 11am -2pm • Friday: 11am - 2pm
    We are opening Wednesday and Friday. As we recruit volunteers, we will increase our opening days. Enable Scotland will be using the KVC Hub on a Thursday 11:30am - 1pm as a warm place for their workers and clients. We are also in communication with VoiceAbility (SCO50036) and Fife Migrants Forum with the possibility of them using the KVC Hub
    Christmas and New Year availability: Open as usual 
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    https://www.instagram.com/kirkcaldyvineyardchurch
    jimmcm61@gmail.com
    07988 619710
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Kinghorn Community Centre

    Rossland Place, Kinghorn, KY3 9TU
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10.30am-12.30pm
    Please note we are closed 23 Dec - 9 January 23
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;
    We have board games, dominos, cards, lego etc to keep people busy or they people can sit quietly and read their paper or even have a snooze if they feel like it. Staff are on hand if anyone needs them.
    Facebook - Kinghorn Community Centre (has the most up to date info)
    kinghorncommunity@gmail.com
    01592 890149
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Kinghorn Parish Church

    2 Rossland Place, Kinghorn, KY3 9SS
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 14:00 to 16:00
    Christmas and New Year availability: Open as usual 
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    2nd venue called Faith, Hope and Charity shop on High Street, Kinghorn, KY3 9UE is open 10:00 till 12:00 14:00 to 16:00 and is offering a warm space and free tea and coffee everyday.
    https://kinghornparishchurch.org/
    07923 030319
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Kirkcaldy Free Church of Scotland

    191 St Clair Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 2RF
    Opening hours • Saturday: Every 2nd Saturday from 10am - 12 noon on the following dates: Sat 17th Dec 2022; Sat 21st Jan 2023; Sat 4th Feb 2023; Sat 18th Feb 2023; Sat 4th March 2023; Sat 18th March 2023;
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;
    We are hoping to run a special Burns Night event on Tues 24th Jan from 6- 8 pm
    https://kirkcaldy.freechurch.org/
    johnwjohnstone@yahoo.co.uk
    07757 688712
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Kirkcaldy Leisure Centre

    Esplanade, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1HR
    Opening hours • Friday: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    We know many people are struggling with rising energy bills this winter, and that’s why we are holding these free sessions to give you extra support during the cold months. Enjoy a hot drink and biscuit, and meet other participants while enjoying optional, informal, social activities like table tennis, indoor curling, board games and short exercise activities.
    https://fifeleisure.org.uk/locations/kirkcaldy/
  • Kirkcaldy Rugby Club

    Beveridge park, Balwearie Rd, Kirkcaldy KY2 5LT
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12-2pm every 2 weeks
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;
    Free lunches as well soup/sandwich
    https://www.kirkcaldyrugby.co.uk
    Stuart.oliver11@btinternet.com
    07908 130728
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Kirkcaldy Salvation Army Community Church

    Hayfield Road, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6HN
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 11am to 2.30pm • Friday: 9am to 12noon (parent and toddlers only) • Sunday: 10am to 1pm
    Sunday is our gathered worship - all are welcome to a warm space and warm welcome. We hope to open on a Thursday in the new year - more info to follow.
    Christmas and New Year availability: We are open Christmas Day 1030 to 1530
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/kirkcaldy
    Kirkcaldy@salvationarmy.org.uk
    01592 265621
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Linktown Boxing Club

    264 Links Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SG
    Opening hours • Monday: 5pm-7pm • Tuesday: 5pm-7pm • Thursday: 5pm-7pm • Friday: 5pm-7pm • Saturday: 10.30am-4pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Open additional days when required
    What's on offer: Welfare support advice;Free activities;
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100063379410598
    LinktownBoxingClub@outlook.com
    07928 577769
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Linton Lane Centre

    Linton Lane, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6LF
    Opening hours • Monday: Possible • Wednesday: soup and roll • Thursday: possible breakfast rolls
    We have a new manager starting so at the moment not everything is confirmed. At the moment we do soup for senior citizens and hot rolls we will hand this out to people from the Foodbank when cold and ask in for a chat.
    Christmas and New Year availability: Open for Foodbank
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;Welfare support advice;Free tea/coffee;
    Access to the Foodbank, Welfare support advice, voluntary mental health support, chat,food or young family support
    https://www.lintonlanecentre.com
    mandyhenderson75@hotmail.com
    01592 643816
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Mercat Shopping Mall

    Mercat Shopping Mall Kirkcaldy, High Street, KY1 1NJ
    Opening hours • Monday: Not Opened • Tuesday: Opened • Wednesday: Opene • Thursday: Opened • Friday: Not Opened • Saturday: Not Opened • Sunday: Not Opened
    We hope to gradually open up and increase opening days and hours
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free activities;Welfare support advice;Free tea/coffee;
    Games, Books etc
    info@kirkcaldyrccg.co.uk
    07955 527798
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Nourish Community Hub

    Nourish Community Hub, 34 The Mercat, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY1 1NJ
    Opening hours • Monday: 11-2 (FROM 16th JANUARY 2023) • Tuesday: 11-2 (FROM 10TH JANUARY 2023) • Wednesday: 11-2 (FROM 10TH JANUARY 2023) • Thursday: 11-2 (FROM 10TH JANUARY 2023) • Friday: tbc • Saturday: tbc • Sunday: Closed
    The 1st Monday will be closed due to maintenance taking place therefore we will open back up to the public on Tuesday 10th January.
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free activities;Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;
    We will also be working with local organisations who will be joining us to provide information and support to people in our community about support and services available. We also have our own information point in the community hub.
    info@nourishsupportcentre.com
    01592 644389
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • St Bryce Kirk Centre

    St Bryce Kirk, St Brycedale Avenue, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ET
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 9am-1pm • Thursday: 9am - 3pm
    We'd like to open more hours but will need to confirm this in January. Our foyer area has sofas that can be used any time the centre is open by anyone seeking warmth or shelter from the elements but our warm hub will offer hot drinks, soup and bread lunch and meaningful activities.
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    Our catering team will be providing free lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays. We also hope to offer films, games, crafts and books for members of the community. On a Thursday, between 10am-12pm we have employees from the Well (Fife Health and Social Care Partnership) who would be able to offer free advice.
    https://www.stbrycekirk.org/
    office@stbrycekirk.org
    01592 640016
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Stark’s Park

    Stark’s Park, Pratt Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1SA
    Opening hours • Monday: 10.30-12noon • Thursday: 2.00-4.00pm • Friday: 1.00-3.00pm
    Each session will take place within the 200 Club Community Lounge at the stadium. Hot Refreshments, soup and snacks will be available.
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    community@raithrovers.net
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Templehall Community Centre

    Beauly Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 6EX
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10am-12pm • Thursday: 10am-12pm • Saturday: 10am-12pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    Free tea/coffees, biscuits, access to hall space and some tabletop activities.
    https://www.fife.gov.uk/facilities/community-centre/templehall-community-centre
  • Templehall Community Centre

    Beauly Place, Kirkcaldy, Fife, KY2 6EX
    Opening hours
    Templhall Open Thursday 29th from 1pm - 9pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;
    Quiet space , access to board games
    https://www.fife.gov.uk/facilities/community-centre/templehall-community-centre
    01592 583363
  • The Ecology Centre

    Kinghorn Loch, Kinghorn, KY3 9YG
    Opening hours
    Various - avaialable on website
    Christmas and New Year availability: Full Christmas Opening Times are on our Social Media and Website
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    Booking required • Contact Lee Brown for Tool Shed Sessions on a Friday
    https://www.theecologycentre.org/wintersupport
    admin@theecologycentre.org
    01592 891567
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • The Hive LGBT+ Centre

    10 Whytescauseway, Kirkcaldy KY1 1XF
    Opening hours • Monday: 12pm to 9pm • Tuesday: 12pm to 9pm • Wednesday: 12pm to 9pm • Thursday: 12pm to 9pm • Friday: 12pm to 9pm • Saturday: 12pm to 9pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: to be confirmed, see Facebook for details.
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    A safe space and a warm welcome await you at The Hive LGBT+ Centre in Kirkcaldy, welcoming all LGBT+ people from across Fife. Free soup or stovies are served each day from the cafe and a range of fresh dairy, vegetables and dry foods are available from our community fridge. Groups and activities are on every evening or why not have a game of pool for 50p!
    https://fifelgbtcentre.scot/
    info@pinksaltire.com
    0800 051 7676
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Torbain Church

    Torbain Church, Carron Place, Kirkcaldy, KY2 6PS
    Opening hours • Monday: 12pm - 3pm • Tuesday: 12pm - 3pm • Wednesday: 03-Dec
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    LJones@churchofscotland.org.uk
    07913 611018
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • YMCA

    Hendry Crescent, Kirkcaldy, KY2 5UA
    Opening hours • Monday: 1-3pm • Wednesday: 12pm-2pm • Friday: 10am-12pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    Free wi-fi, hot food, welcoming environment.
    https://www.ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk
    enquiries@ymcakirkcaldy.co.uk
    01592 645530
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding

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.

LocationDayTimeContact number
New Volunteer HouseMonday10am to 12:30pm07432 677387
Park RoadMonday2pm to 4pm07432 677387
New Volunteer HouseWednesday10am to 12:30pm07432 677387
Templehall Community CentreThursday1:30pm to 4pm07432 677387
New Volunteer HouseFriday10am to 12:30pm07432 677387
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