North East Fife

Cost of living support

North East Fife 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.

  • Auchtermuchty Foodbank

    Auchtermuchty Community Centre, 1 Distillery Street, Auchtermuchty KY14 7BY
    Food Parcels
    Providing access to a range of tinned and dried foods, as well as some household and personal items.
    Opening hours: Drop in or contact via facebook during office hours: Monday and Wednesday 9.30am to 2.30pm Friday 11.30am to 2.30pm
    Free
    www.facebook.com/groups/auchtermuchtycommunitycentre
  • Colinsburgh Community Café & Food Hub

    Colinsburgh Town Hall, 2 Main Street, Colinsburgh KY9 1LN
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    A place to meet and have a coffee and a chat and take some surplus food supplied by local shops and food producers.
    Opening hours: Café and Surplus food: Tuesdays 10.30am to 12.00pm Surplus food only: Fridays 6.00pm to 6.30pm Check on Facebook as times can vary week to week
    Free or donation
    www.facebook.com/groups/colinsburghcommunitycafeandfoodhub
  • Cupar Community Fridge

    County Buildings, St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Making surplus perishable food freely available to members of the public. Surplus food is provided by local businesses or members of the public and is then available for collection by people who need it.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 11.00am to 12.00 noon
    Please note: Free teas and coffees for people using the community fridge
    Free
    www.facebook.com/OurNEF
  • Cupar Food Bank

    21 St Catherine Street, Cupar, KY15 4TA
    Food Bank
    The foodbanks works 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. We also provide toiletries, domestic cleaning products and pet food
    Opening hours: Mondays 11.00am to 3.00pm Wednesdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm Fridays 11.00am to 3.00pm and 5.00pm to 6.00pm
    Free
    cupar.foodbank.org.uk
    info@cupar.foodbank.org.uk
    07474 453 153
  • ENeRGI (East Neuk Recovery Group Initiative)

    32 East Street, St Monans KY10 2AT
    Food Parcels
    Provide food parcels - self referral
    Opening hours: Contact to arrange
    Free
    www.energi.org.uk/
    energirecovery@btconnect.com
    01333 730 477
  • East Neuk Eats! Anstruther Community Fridge

    East Neuk Centre, Ladywalk, Anstruther, KY10 3EX
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Fresh food in Fridge and Freezer
    Opening hours: Café: Thursdays from 12.30pm to 2.00pm Community Fridge: Thursdays from 1.00pm to 3.00pm
    Free or donation
    facebook.com/eastneukcentre.trust
  • East Neuk Food Bank

    Anstruther Church, Burial Brae/School Green, Anstruther, KY10 3HF
    Food Bank
    We supply food to those experiencing food poverty in the East Neuk (no referrals necessary) and drop in for teas and coffees. Broadband, landline and IT support available along with signposting to other agencies.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 12.00pm to 4.00pm Thursdays 4.00pm to 6.00pm
    Free
    www.facebook.com/eastneukfoodbank/
    eastneukfoodbank@gmail.com
    01333 310 156
  • Leuchars Larder

    Leuchars Primary School, 18 Pitlethie Road, Leuchars, KY16 0EZ
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Offering a mix of surplus fresh food and donated ambient storecupboard essentials. Free and open to everyone in the Leuchars and Guardbridge communities.
    Opening hours: Fridays 2.30pm to 3.00pm
    Free
    www.facebook.com/LeucharsPS
  • Lumsden Larder

    Lumsden Hall, High Street, Freuchie, KY15 7EX
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Tinned and dried food items, plus some personal and household items available.
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 8.00am to 4.00pm Open Saturday and Sunday but no set hours, check social media for updates. (self service)
    Free
    freuchiecc.org.uk
  • Newburgh Food Bank

    Tayside Institute Community Centre, 90-92 High Street, Newburgh, KY14 6DA
    Food Bank
    Providing access to a range of tinned and dried foods as well as some household and personal items.
    Opening hours: Mondays 10.00am to 11.00pm Thursdays 5.00pm to 6.00pm
    Please note: Now based inside the Centre, access via front door.
    Free
    www.facebook.com/taysideinstitute
    01337 840 709
  • St Andrews, Community Fridge @ North East Fife Community Hub

    St David’s Centre, St Andrews KY16 8BP
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Located within the NEF Community Hub café, short shelf life, or surplus to requirements food is available for anyone to help themselves. This helps to reduce food waste.
    Opening hours: Monday to Friday 10.00am to 3.00pm
    Free
    www.facebook.com/CommunityHubNEF
    nefcommunityhub@gmail.com
    07792 941 783
  • St Monans Community Food Larder

    St Monans Town Hall, Hope Place, St Monans, KY10 2DH
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Making surplus perishable and ambient food available to everyone in the community. Refreshments available - tea/coffee/hot chocolate. Soup and bread available between October and March.
    Opening hours: Fridays 12.00pm to 2.30pm
    £2 to access larder
    www.facebook.com/St-Monans-Community-Food-Larder-107623251950939
  • Storehouse Food Bank

    St David's Centre, 23 Albany Park, St Andrews, KY16 8BP
    Food Bank
    The amount a client can take away with them is largely dependent on what their need is. As a rough guide though, we offer 2 bags per adult, 1 bag per child per visit.
    Opening hours: Tuesdays 11.00am to 1.00pm
    Free
    www.storehousestandrews.com facebook.com/storehousestandrews
    storehouse@kingdomvineyard.com
    01334 845 985
  • Taybridgehead Food Bank

    Wormit Parish Church, 52 Riverside Road,Wormit DD6 8LL
    Food Bank
    We are not open to the public. Our parcels are made up in the Foodbank and then delivered to all clients homes – we have been doing this since the start of the Pandemic and think that we will continue to do so in the future.
    Opening hours: All parcels are delivered on a Wednesday afternoon. Any request for an emergency parcel is dealt with immediately.
    Free
    taybridgeheadfoodbank.org.uk
    07840 957 039
  • Tayport Community Fridge

    Larick Centre, Shanwell Road, Tayport, DD6 9EA
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Making surplus perishable food freely available to members of the public. Surplus food is provided by local businesses or members of the public and is then available for collection by people who need it.
    Opening hours: Fridays 3.00pm to 4.00pm
    Free or donation
    www.facebook.com/tayportcommunityfridge/
    07486 893 215

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.

  • Auchtermuchty Community Centre

    1 Distillery St, Auchtermuchty, Cupar KY14 7BY
    Opening hours • Friday: 12.30pm-4pm
    What's on offer: The Muchty Hub
    Soup, sandwiches and plenty of home baking. Our afternoon activities range from bingo, to quizzes, to making things, to music and everything else between.
    https://www.facebook.com/AuchtermuchtyCommunityCentre
  • Ceres Village Café

    38 Main St, Ceres, Cupar KY15 5NA
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10am-4pm
    What's on offer: Ceres Coffee & Chat
    10am-2pm soup, scones, tea and coffee.no charge, donation optional. 2pm-4pm Advice hub
    https://www.ckschurch.org/
  • Colinsburgh Library

    Galloway Library, 50 Main St, Colinsburgh, Leven KY9 1LS
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10.30am-12pm • Friday: 12pm-3pm 6pm-6.30pm
    What's on offer: Soup & Blether
    Colinsburgh Library: Friday Soup & Blether: soup & bread and hot drinks with cakes. NOTE: Colinsburgh Town Hall- Tuesdays: provide seating with hot drinks and cakes and also food provisions to take away, Friday evenings opportunity to get food provisions - fresh, frozen, ambient dried goods
  • Cupar Community Hub

    Old Parish Centre, Short Ln, Cupar KY15 5EQ
    Opening hours • Saturday: 12pm-2pm
    What's on offer: Community Hub
    Refreshments, free meals, activites, english classes, referrals for support services, device charging, takeaway food available.
    https://www.facebook.com/communityincupar/
  • Cupar Youth Café

    1 Castle Hill, Cupar KY15 4HA
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 3.30pm-5.30pm • Thursday: 11am-1pm
    What's on offer: Food Access for Young People
    Grub Hub Tuesday session- up the age of 18, meal after school, youth work activities and youth work support. Thursday session ages 16-25, lunch, refereshments, youth work support, welfare support
    https://cuparymca-ywca.org.uk/cupar-youth-cafe/
  • East Neuk Community Centre

    Ladywalk, Anstruther KY10 3EX
    Opening hours • Monday: 12pm-1pm
    What's on offer: Cosy Cafe
    2 course hot meal, free or 'pay what you feel' donation
    https://eastneukcentre.org.uk/index.php
  • Forgan Arts Centre

    59 Kirk Rd, Newport-on-Tay DD6 8JB
    Opening hours • Saturday: 10am-4pm
    What's on offer: The Coorie Community
    1st & 3rd Saturday, every month. We provide a selection of teas, proper filter coffee, snacks, and soft drinks or juice, all free of charge. There are art and craft activities or materials available at each session suitable for all ages, or your welcome to bring along your own project. If you prefer to be outdoors, you can also join Helena our gardener, in the grounds. Everyone is welcome!
    https://www.forganartscentre.co.uk/
  • Freuchie Bowling Club

    Freuchie, Cupar KY15 7HW
    Opening hours • Thursday: 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm • Saturday: 10am-12pm • Sunday: 1pm-4pm
    What's on offer: Open for All
    All sessions are MONTHLY and open to everyone. Saturdays from 2nd Dec: breakfast rafffles,low cost, free refills of tea and coffee. Thursdays from 18th Jan: Old Codgers Coffee Mornings, coffee, tea and biscuits. Thursdays from 18th Jan: Brew & Blether, coffee, tea and biscuits. Sundays 21st jan: Sunday Lunches, 2 course low cost meals (mains and pudding)
    https://www.facebook.com/p/Freuchie-Bowling-Club-100083137880215/
  • Gateside Memorial Hall

    Main Rd, Cupar KY14 7SY
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 2pm-5.30pm
    What's on offer: Toasty Tuesday Warm Space
    December 2023- February 2024. Free hot drinks, refreshments, cheese toasties, books & games, chat.
    https://www.gateside-fife.org.uk/the-association
  • Leuchars Primary School

    18 Pitlethie Road Leuchars St Andrews Fife KY16 0EZ
    Opening hours • Monday: 3pm-4pm
    What's on offer: ActivEat
    School aged children in local area, food and activities provided.
  • Leuchars Station Community Hall

    Leuchars, St Andrews KY16 0JW
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 9.30am-12.30pm
    What's on offer: Brew & Blether
    snacks, drinks, craft activities
  • St Davids Centre

    Albany Park, St Andrews, KY16 8BP
    Opening hours • Monday: 8am-4pm • Tuesday: 8am-4pm • Wednesday: 8am-4pm • Thursday: 8am-4pm • Friday: 8am-4pm
    What's on offer: Warm Welcome
    Low cost food, community fridge, advice and support available which includes the foodbank, clothesbank, The Well and credit union.
    https://www.nefch.org/
  • St John's Church, Cupar

    Marathon House, 93 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4LG
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 10.30am-1.30pm
    What's on offer: Wednesday Warm Space
    Hot drinks. homebaking , soup, sandwiches, toasties, board games, chat
    http://cuparstjohnsanddairsie.org/
  • St Monans Town Hall

    St Monans Town Hall, Hope Place St Monans Anstruther Fife KY10 2DH
    Opening hours • Friday: 12pm-2pm
    What's on offer: Community Larder
    Larder 12pm-1.30pm with refreshments and soup/warm space from 12pm - 2pm.
    https://www.facebook.com/p/St-Monans-Community-Food-Larder-100082833783933/
  • Tayside Istitute Community Centre

    90-92 High St, Newburgh, Cupar KY14 6DA
    Opening hours • Monday: 11.30am-4pm • Tuesday: 11.30am-4pm • Wednesday: 11.30am-4pm • Thursday: 11.30am-4pm • Friday: 11.30am-4pm
    What's on offer: Warm Welcome
    Soup, roll, tea and coffee available
  • The Larick Centre, Tayport

    Shanwell Rd, Tayport DD6 9EA
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 4.30pm-6.30pm
    What's on offer: Wednesday Warmth
     Free soup/sandwich and hot drink, activities for all ages, board games, table tennis, quiet space
    https://tayportct.org.uk/

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.

LocationDay/Time
Leuchars Primary School
Leuchars 
First Monday of the month - 3pm to 4.30pm
Tayside Institute Community Centre (TICC)
Newburgh
Tuesday - 9.30 to 11.30am
County Buildings
Cupar
Tuesday - 2pm to 4pm
Friday - 10am to 12pm
Friday - 2pm to 4pm (appointment only)
Town Hall
Anstruther
Wednesday - 10am to 12pm
Cosmos Centre
St Andrews
Thursday - 2pm to 4pm

Larick Centre
Tayport

Last Friday of the month - 2.30pm to 4.30pm
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