Levenmouth Area cost of living support information


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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.

  • Levenmouth Food Bank

    Methil Evangelical Church, Bowling Green Street, Methil, KY8 3DH
    Food Bank
    We offer 3 days food, 3 meals per day per person on the referral voucher. We also give toiletries, nappies, pet food etc.
    Opening hours: Food parcels are fulfilled by referral only, with appointments offered for pick up on Monday and Friday from 3.30pm.
    Please note: Cafe Connect, Tuesdays 10.00am to12.00pm. Everyone welcome to join us for a free breakfast roll and a blether. Pool table, and newspaper available also
    Free
    levenmouth.foodbank.org.uk/
    info@levenmouth.foodbank.org.uk
    01333 439 202
  • Opendoor foodbank

    Smart Hall, St Kenneths Church, Cupar Rd, Kennoway , Fife.
    Food Bank
    We are open 5.30pm to 6.00pm every Wednesday and everyone is welcome . No assessment or form filling. Under 16 ‘s must be accompanied by a parent.
    Please note: Wednesdays 5.30pm to 6.00pm
    Free/donation
  • Safe Haven Café

    Buckhaven Baptist Church, College Street, Buckhaven
    Community Café
    Safe Haven Cafe offers tea, coffee, cereals and a choice of filled rolls from 10.00am to 12.00pm every Friday, with a home-made lunch served from 12.00pm to 1.00pm. Soup Session every Wednesday from 11.30am to 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome
    Opening hours: Safe Haven Café: Fridays 10.00am to 12.00pm Home-made Lunch: Fridays 12.00pm to 1.00pm Soup Session: Wednesdays 11.30am to 1.30pm
    Free/donation
  • The Open Door

    St Kenneths Church, Church Hall, Cupar Road, Kennoway
    Low Cost Hot meals
    We offer hot meals and food packs.
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 5.00pm to 7.00pm
    Free or donation
    Amos Smith 07715 506 712

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.

  • Arden House Projects

    Arden House, Commercial Road, Leven, KY8 4NE
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10-3pm • Friday: 10-3pm
    What's on offer: Free food; free tea/coffee; free activities
    Arden House Warm Welcomes is open to the community for a chance to get a cuppa and some lunch along with the chance to relax and get a blether.
    ardenhp@googlemail.com
  • Buckhaven Baptist Church

    College Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1JZ
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 11:30-1:30pm
    What's on offer: Free food; free tea/coffee; free activities
    Our Cosy Cafe offers a warm welcome to people in the local community to share lunch and a cuppa while socialising and the opportunity to take part in activities and engage with support
  • Buckhaven Community Centre

    Kinnear Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1BH
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 1:30-3pm • Thursday: 1:30-3pm
    What's on offer: Free Tea/Coffee; Low cost food; free activities
    Come along and join us at Buckhaven Community Centre, we have a range of free activites including drafts, dominoes, cards and chess with Countdown on the TV. Come along meet new friends and have a cuppa and a biscuit.
    barry.clark@fife.gov.uk
    01592 583472
  • Buckhaven Community Centre

    Kinnear St, Buckhaven, Leven KY8 1BH
    Opening hours • Thursday: 10am-11:30am
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    The Community Learning and Development Team will offer weekly Chit Chat sessions in a number of our venues. These sessions are free, open to all and will provide hot drinks and various activities.
    barry.clark@fife.gov.uk
    01592 583472
  • Buckhaven Community Centre

    Kinnear Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1BH
    Opening hours • Monday: 6:30pm-9pm
    What's on offer: Free Tea/Coffee
    Chess Club for Adults - A fun, friendly and free activity for any adults interested in playing chess in the local community. Suitable for beginners and experienced players.
    barry.clark@fife.gov.uk
    01592 583472
  • Buckhaven Library

    3 College Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1LD
    Opening hours
    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 583202
  • Clear

    CLEAR, 36 College Street, Buckhaven, KY8 1JY
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12:30-3:30 • Thursday: 12:30-3:30
    What's on offer: Free activities; free tea/coffee; free food
    Come along and join us at our Hub in Buckhaven to take part in free activity sessions such as crafts, games and discussions. Refreshments will be provided and some hot food.
  • East Fife Community Club Safe Space


    Opening hours
    What's on offer: Free food; free tea/coffee; free activities
    East Fife Community Club Safe Space - starts Jan 2024
    development@efcfc.co.uk
  • Fife Heritage Railway

    Kirkland Yard, Methil, KY8 4RB
    Opening hours • Friday: 11:30-1:30pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee; free food;free activities
    A safe warm environment where everyone is welcome to share a meal and the opportunity to meet and chat with other people. Extensive library and the possibility of sharing their skills or hobbies with others.
  • Kennoway Community Shed

    Cotlands Park, Kennoway, KY8 5HX
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10am till 2pm • Thursday: 10am till 2pm • Friday: 10am till 2pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free food
    Happy Faces, Cosy Spaces - We provide a warm welcome in our community offering a hot lunch and tea/coffee encouraging people to come together in a community space, chat to people over a cuppa and take part in various activities available like woodwork, arts and crafts, knitting, sewing and model boat building.
    Booking required • Call or email to book
  • Leven Bowling Club

    Links Road, Leven, KY8 4HT
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 1:30-4pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;
    Together For A Blether - We meet up, sit and have a chat and can play cards or dominoes.
    01333 436127
  • Leven Library

    16 Durie Street, Leven, KY8 4HE
    Opening hours
    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.
    https://www.onfife.com/venues/leven-library/
    leven.library@fife.gov.uk
    01334 659373
  • Levenmouth Swimming Pool & Sports Centre

    Promenade, Leven KY8 4PA
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 11:45-12:45
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    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/leven/
  • Memorial Park Neighbourhood Centre

    Wellesley Road, Methil, KY8 3BT
    Opening hours • Thursday: 17:00 to 21:00
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    The Thursday Club is open weekly at memorial Park Neighbourhood Centre. Soup and Toastie, tea/coffee will be available between 5.30pm and 7.30pm and an activity will be organised between 7-9pm, such as community bingo, quizzes, speakers where there’s an interest, and wrap around support such as the cosy packs, leaflets, and surviving winter booklets
    https://www.facebook.com/rotarybuckhavenmethil
  • Methil Library

    Wellesley Road, Methil, KY8 3QR
    Opening hours
    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/venues/methil-library/
    methil.library@fife.gov.uk
    01334 659374
  • Rosie & McDuff Community Hall

    Alexander Street, East Wemyss, Fife, KY1 4QH
    Opening hours • Thursday: 12-2pm • Friday: 12-2pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    Cosy Rosie - We provide a warm welcome to our local community centre where you can get a hot lunch, a cuppa and a chance to chat. We have a tv to watch movies, board games and other activities our participants would like to do.
  • St Kenneths Parish Church open door Meals

    St Kenneths Church Hall, Cupar road, Kennoway, KY8 5LR
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 5:30-7pm
    What's on offer: Free food
    Open Door in Kennoway is open weekly providing a two course hot meal and a drink in a warm environment to those in need in our local community.
    stkennethsparish@gmail.com
    01333 351372
  • The Home- Start Hub

    The Craft Centre, Letham Glen, Leven, KY8 4SH
    Opening hours • Friday: 10-2pm • Saturday: 10-2pm • Sunday: 10-2pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    Our aim is to provide a welcoming space in The Glen for the community to come along and connect with each other, build friendships, take part in activities and enjoy some hot food and refreshments.
    Facebook Page - Home-Start Levenmouth for updates.
    levenhomestart@outlook.com
  • Together Levenmouth Hub

    45 High Street, Leven, KY8 4NE
    Opening hours • Monday: 9-3pm • Sunday: 10-3pm
    What's on offer: Free food; free tea/coffee; free activities
    We provide a warm welcome space within The Together Levenmouth Hub where people can come and have a chat with each other, maybe see some of the faces they met last year and have a warm bowl of soup and a drink.
    lcrichton@brag.co.uk
  • Wemyss Warm Welcome Inn at Coaltown of Wemyss Bowling Club

    Mains Street, Coaltown of Wemyss, Kirkcaldy, FIfe, KY1 4NS
    Opening hours • Thursday: 12 - 2 pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    A warm accessible comfortable inviting place to to get together to share a healthy meal, hot drink. Opportunities to meet new people, socialise with friends and learn a new skill/get involved in an activity
    coaltownofwemysscc@outlook.com
  • Windygates Bowling Club

    Leven Road, Windygates, KY8 5DA
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 12-3pm • Friday: 6-8pm
    What's on offer: Free activities; free tea/coffee; free food
    The ‘Windygates winter warmer club’ project provides a space for people to come together, enjoy hot food and get involved in a range of events, including meals, game nights, quizzes and theme nights
    brucewindygatesbc@gmail.com
    01333 350227

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.

LocationDayTimeCommentsContact number
The Centre LevenMonday (Alternative Mondays)9:15am to 11amAppointment only01334 659350
Buckhaven Community CentreMonday (Alternative Mondays)1:15pm to 4pmAppointment only01334 659350
Savoy Sports PavillionMonday2:15pm to 4pmAppointment only01334 659350
The Centre LevenTuesday2:15pm to 4pmAppointment only01334 659350
Methil Community CentreWednesday2:15pm to 4pmAppointment only01334 659350
Sandybrae Community CentreThursday2:15pm to 4pmAppointment only01334 659350
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