City of Dunfermline cost of living support information


For useful information, advice, help with benefits, energy bills and food go to our.fife.scot/gethelp

Unable to access information online? Call our Community Support Line 0800 952 0330 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)


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

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 chat from 12.30pm. From 1.00pm to 2.30pm, you can access a variety of fresh and ambient food for £2. Bring your own bag and refill tubs. Also, regular pop ups from a range of advice/support services, and access to further help.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 12.30pm to 2.30pm
    £2 or whatever can be afforded
    cld.dunfermline@fife.gov.uk
    01383 724 751
  • Bonnie Brew

    East Port, Dunfermline KY12 7JB
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Warm space with a light lunch, toasties, sandwiches, and hot drinks.
    Opening hours: Mondays 12.00pm to 4.00pm
    Free
    priest.stmargaretdunfermline@staned.org.uk
    stmargaretdunfermline@gmail.com
    01383 625 611
  • Cosy Café

    1 Allan Crescent, Dunfermline, KY11 4HE
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    The café provides a warm welcome, bottomless cuppa, toasties, toast and biscuits. There is a toy corner for tots and carers, with games and puzzles for children and adults.
    Opening hours: Wednesdays
    Donation based
    www.stniniansdunfermline.org
    stninianssessionclerk@gmail.com
    01383 623 187
  • 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
    Free
    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 fresh, frozen and ambient food items for £2.50, along with other non-food items and refill station.
    Opening hours: Thursdays 12.00pm to 1.30pm, and 5.00pm to 6.30pm
    £2.50 donation
    www.facebook.com/foodforyourfuture/
    foodforyourfutureenquiries@gmail.com
    07730 809 375
  • Headwell Community Council

    Headwell Bowling Club, 60 Shamrock Street, Dunfermline, KY12 0JQ
    Community Café
    Coffee afternoon on the first Friday of the month from 12.00pm to 2.00pm. Hot drinks, chat and being part of your local community.
    Opening hours: First Friday of the month from 12.00pm to 2.00pm.
    Free
  • Liberty Church - Connect

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Community Café
    A friendship group for anyone of retirement age with optional activites available. Tea, coffee and home baking.
    Opening hours: Thursdays 2.00pm to 4.00pm Closed for July, opens again from 1st August 2024.
    Free
    www.libertychurch.co.uk
    office@libertychurch.co.uk
    01383 733 970
  • Liberty Church - Gathering With God

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Community Café
    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
  • Link Church

    Link Church, 39 Priory Lane, Dunfermline, KY12 7DU
    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.
    Opening hours: Mondays 11.30am to 2.00pm (during the school holidays we are only open on 15th July from 10.00am to 12.00pm for tea and cake plus 22nd July 11.30am to 1.30pm for toasties. Both sessions will have access to free school uniforms for kids.)
    Low cost
    www.linkchurch.org.uk
    info@linkchurch.org.uk
    01383 739 169
  • Lunch @ Liberty

    Liberty Centre, Pitreavie Way, Pitreavie Business Park, Dunfermline, KY11 8QS
    Community Café
    All welcome to enjoy a simple free lunch and meet with new people. N.B. not open during the school holidays.
    Opening hours: Thursdays 11.30am to 1.00pm
    Free
    www.libertychurch.co.uk
    office@libertychurch.co.uk
    01383 733 970
  • Oasis Café

    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 2.00pm
    Free, donations welcome
    www.viewfield.org.uk
    dropin@viewfield.org.uk
    01383 620 465
  • 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
    Low cost
    Home - GMC (gillespiechurch.org)
    office@gillespiechurch.org
    01383 621 253
  • Revive Wellbeing Hub @ The Vine

    131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline, KY11 7HZ
    Community Café
    Low cost food and refreshments. Open during the school holidays from 15th July Mondays to Thursdays from 9.30am to 2.30pm.
    Opening hours: Mondays to Thursdays 9.30am to 2.30pm
    Low cost
    https://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 Thursday 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 12.00pm
    Donation based
    http://standrewserskine.org.uk/
    info@standrewserskine.org.uk
    01383 841 660
  • Zac's Cafe

    Viewfield Centre, Dunfermline, KY12 7HZ
    Community Café
    Low cost food and cuppa, with a great softplay area for only £1 for 45 minutes
    Opening hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10.00am to 4.00pm and Fridays 10.00am to 2.00pm
    Low cost
    www.viewfield.org.uk
    dropin@viewfield.org.uk
    01383 620 465

Cafe Inc

Cafe Inc is a free lunch club for children, and young people. It provides tasty, healthy meals for our young people, while our schools are closed during the holidays. No need to book, just turn up. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult, who can also have a meal.

Please note Café Inc will not be available on Thursday 4 July due to UK election, as well as Monday 15 July due to public holiday.

  • Gillespie Memorial Church

    Chapel Street, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     29 July to 2 August
     11.45am-1pm
  • Link Church

    39 Priory Lane, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     22 to 26 July
     11.45am-1pm
  • Lynburn Primary School

    Nith Street, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     throughout holidays
     11.45am-1pm
  • The Vine Conference Centre

    131 Garvock Hill, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     29 July to 2 August
     11.45am-1pm
  • Touch Community Centre

    30 Mercer Place, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     5 to 9 August and 12 to 16 August
     11.45am-1pm
    (Community brunch every Monday from 10am-11.30am (except 15th July))
  • Townhill Community Centre

    Main Street, Dunfermline
    Cold packed lunches
    Availability:
     Monday to Friday
     throughout holidays
     11.45am-1pm

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 • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Dunfermline Northern Bowling Club

    23 Dewar Street, Dunfermline, KY12 8AD
    Opening hours • Thursday: 1pm-4pm
    What's on offer: Warm Welcome
    Tea, coffee, and a bite to eat, with a selection of board games, pool, darts, dominoes, book swap and lots of fun and laughter. Open to everyone!
  • 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 Bowling Club

    60 Shamrock Street, Dunfermline, KY12 0JQ
    Opening hours • Friday: 12pm-2pm (first Friday of the month)
    What's on offer: Coffee Afternoon (first Friday of the month)
    Headwell Community Council invites everyone for a hot drink, biscuits and chat!
  • 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: 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)
  • 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.
  • 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
Del Farquharson Community Centre Tuesday 4pm to 6pm

Lauren 07730 751895
Katie 07732 824206

Gillespie Centre, Chapel Street Wednesday 10am to 12pm

Lauren 07730 751895
Katie 07732 824206

Carnegie Leisure Centre Thursday 1pm to 4pm

Lauren 07730 751895
Katie 07732 824206

St Margaret's Church, Touch Thursday 10am to 12pm Lauren 07730 751895
Katie 07732 824206
Baldridgeburn Community Centre Tuesday 10am to 12pm

Lauren 07730 751895
Katie 07732 824206

Discover local organisations in your area

on your doorstep - opening doors to Fife's communities

www.onyourdoorstepfife.org

Useful support links

Unable to access information online? Call our Community Support Line 0800 952 0330 (Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Increase your income

Support with food

Support for your home

Support with heating and utility costs

Support with your Council Tax and Rent

Support for your family

Support with transport costs

Supporting your health

Support for businesses