South West Fife

Cost of living support

South West 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.

  • Blairhall Community Centre Pantry

    0-12 Wilson St, Blairhall, Dunfermline, KY12 9PS
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    FairShare - thursdays 11:30 -2 - onwards. £4 per bag of fresh fruit/veg and £2 per bag food products for blairhall resisidents. outwith blairhall bags cost £6
    Opening hours: Thursday 11:30-2pm
    £3.00 per bag surplus food and £3.00 per bag fruit and veg
  • Canary Canteen

    Valleyfield Community Club, Kinloss Court, Valleyfield, KY12 8RT
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    low cost 3 course meals, home baking, tea and coffee. Available to everyone.Donation towards costs if in position to do so (pay what you can afford system) (weekly menu up on fb page)
    Opening hours: Open thursdays 12-2.
    Donation
    www.facebook.com/valleyfieldclub/
  • Community Shop & Café 'Food for Thought' (Inverkeithing Trust)

    Ballast Bank Community Centre, Preston Crescent, Inverkeithing, KY11 1DS
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Open to all - choose from the fresh, frozen, bakery, tinned & dried food + toiletries/cleaning products available. Shop: £4 per bag or donation Café: Tea/Coffee/Cake - 50p Hot rolls/toastie - £1
    Opening hours: Wednesdays 10am - 12pm
    £4.00 per bag or donation
  • EATS Rosyth Community Hub

    8 Aberlour Street, Rosyth, KY11 2RD
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Free/Donation/Affordable meals. Offering affordable food on a donation (pay as you feel) basis. Monday - Friday 10am - 4pm. Friday Night Takeaway (soup and a main) £2 donation, children eat free.
    Opening hours: Monday - Wednesday 10am - 3pm; Friday 10am - 4.30pm with Friday takeaway served at 5pm Closed: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
    Donation
    info@eatsrosyth.org.uk
    07782 848705
  • Inverkeithing Food Bank

    The Friary (next to the Civic Centre), Queen Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LS
    Food Bank
    (referral only)We offer 3 days food, 3 meals per day per person on the referral voucher.  We also give toiletries, nappies, pet food etc. https://dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk/
    Opening hours: Tues Thurs 4-6 pm
    Free
    dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk/
    info@dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk
  • Kincardine Café Connect

    Community Centre, Anderson Lane FK10 4SF
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Low cost meals
    Opening hours: Opening times : Mon 11:30-2, tues 11.30-2, wed 9:30-2, thur 11.30-2, fri 11:30 - 2. afforadable lunch deals
    Low Cost
  • Rosyth Food Bank

    Parish Church, Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2PQ
    Food Bank
    (referral only)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: Mon Wed Fri 4-6 pm
    Free
    dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk/
    info@dunfermline.foodbank.org.uk
  • Rosyth Parish Church

    Rosyth Parish Church, 82a Queensferry Road, Rosyth KY11 2PQ
    Low Cost Hot Meals
    Tea, Coffee and hot filled rolls available.
    Opening hours: Friday 12pm - 2.30pm
    Free or donation
  • 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
  • Tower Pantry

    Oakley Community Centre, Station Road, Oakley, Dunfermline, KY12 9QF
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    fresh fruit and veg, tins and other everyday foods made up in bags and a minimum of £3 donation is asked for. These are then handed out at the centre door.
    Opening hours: Wednesday from 12pm - 2pm but, finishes when food is gone. It goes quickly
    Minimum £3.00 donation
  • Valleyfield Community Club Pantry

    Kinloss Court, Valleyfield, KY12 8RT
    Community Fridge/Larder/Pantry
    Opening hours: Tuesday 2-3pm
    £2.00 per bag surplus food

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.

  • Dalgety Bay Leisure Centre

    Harbour Drive Dalgety Bay KY11 9NA
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 23 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
    Please note: Leisure Centre open as usual
  • That Place in the Bay

    10a Ridge Way Dalgety Bay KY11 9JN
    Grab and Go Lunch. (Sit-in available too)
    Opening hours: • Thursday 29 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 30 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
    Please note: Children's crafts, books and board games (adults and kids)
  • Inzievar Primary School

    Station Road, Oakley KY12 9RJ
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 23 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Thursday 29 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 30 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
  • Saline Community Centre

    13 Main Street, Saline KY12 9TL
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 23 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Thursday 29 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 30 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
  • Kings Road Primary School

    King's Crescent, Rosyth KY11 2RS
    Grab and Go Lunch
    Opening hours: • Thursday 22 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 23 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Thursday 29 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm • Friday 30 December: 12.30pm - 1.30pm

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.

  • Cairneyhill Church

    3 Main St, Cairneyhill, Fife, KY128QT
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 1.30pm to 5pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Only open on Wednesday 4th January 2023
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;
    Alternate weeks will have a community cinema screening
    https://www.cairneyhillchurch.org.uk https://www.facebook.com/people/Cairneyhill-Parish-Church/100064600873413/
    doug.hay@btinternet.com
    07900 891957
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Dalgety Bay Library

    Regents Way, Dalgety Bay, KY11 9UY
    Opening hours • Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm • 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 26/12/22. Open 27/12/12 to 30/12/22 (normal opening hours). 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/
    01383 602364
  • Gellet Hall, Limekilns

    Limekilns Parish Church, Church Street, Limekilns, KY11 3HT
    Opening hours • Wednesday: 2pm - 4pm
    Church Tea room every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;
    Church Tea room every Wednesday from 2pm to 4pm
    https://www.limekilnschurch.org/tearoom
  • Grow West Fife @ Blair Castle

    Grow West Fife, Walled Garden, Blair Castle, Culross KY12 8JW
    Opening hours • Monday: 10am - 2pm • Tuesday: N/A • Wednesday: N/A • Thursday: 10am - 2pm • Friday: 10.30-2pm Friday Lunch Club • Saturday: 10am-2pm • Sunday: N/A
    We are looking at opening 10am-2pm on Tuesdays in January too but please check for all sessions on our Facebook group.
    Christmas and New Year availability: Open on Monday 19th and Thursday 22nd December but not on the Friday 23rd or Saturday 24th Dec. We will only be open on the Thursday the week after Christmas (Thursday 29th Dec). Normal times listed above will resume from Monday January 2nd 2023.
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Free/low cost food;
    We're a community garden which grows food for people in need, supports people growing their own fruit and veg and offers informal workshops on how to make cheap, tasty and nutritious meals in our kitchen. We have two heated social spaces - our garden kitchen and greenhouse - in a beautiful walled garden overlooking the Forth. All welcome to join in activities or just come along, eat, drink and chat in the warm!
    Booking required • Must book for Friday lunch club - it's free but we need to know how many people are coming - Via Grow West Fife Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/398691724453755/ or phone/text/whatssapp Pamela on 07469 237442. All other times below, no booking required.
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/398691724453755/
    hello@growwestfife.org
    07649 23744
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Inverkeithing Civic Centre

    10 Queen Street, Inverkeithing, KY11 1LS
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am to 5pm • Tuesday: 9am to 5pm • Wednesday: 9am to 5pm • Thursday: 9am to 5pm • Friday: 9am to 5pm
    What's on offer: Welfare support advice;Free activities;
    Local Services and Library
    https://www.fife.gov.uk/facilities/
  • North Queensferry Community Complex

    North Queensferry Community Complex, Brock Street, North Queensferry, KY11 1JD
    Opening hours • Monday: 6.30am to 7.30pm, 6.30pm to 8pm • Tuesday: 7pm to 9.30pm • Wednesday: 9am to 11am, 3.30pm to 6.30pm • Thursday: 9am to 12 noon, 5.30pm to 9.30pm • Friday: 9am to 11am, 3.0pm to 6.30pm
    Warm space will be available from January 2023. Social Cafe every Wedensday and Friday evening
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    Available from January 2023
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Oakley Community Centre

    Station Road, Oakley, KY12 9QF
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am to 9pm • Tuesday: 9am to 9pm • Wednesday: 9am to 9pm • Thursday: 9am to 9pm • Friday: 9am to 9pm
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;Welfare support advice;
    Community Pantry and Community Cafe every Wednesday. Welfare Support available every Thursday
    https://www.fife.gov.uk/facilities/
  • Parkgate Community Centre

    Parkgate, Rosyth, KY11 2JW
    Opening hours • Monday: 8am to 10pm • Tuesday: 8am to 10pm • Wednesday: 8am to 10pm • Thursday: 8am to 10pm • Friday: 8am to 10pm
    What's on offer: Welfare support advice;Free tea/coffee;
    Welfare Support on a Wednesday 10am to 12noon
  • Rosyth Community Hub

    8 Aberlour Street, Rosyth KY11 2RD
    Opening hours • Thursday: 17:00-19:00
    Christmas and New Year availability: -
    What's on offer: Free/low cost food;Free tea/coffee;Free activities;Welfare support advice;
    We'll be serving a two course dinner, and we'll be playing bingo!
    Booking required • We'll be taking bookings every week for each Thursday Warm Spaces session, so come along to Rosyth Community Hub to get your name on the list for that week or phone us on 01383 414756.
    https://www.facebook.com/rosythcommunityhub
    info@eatsrosyth.org.uk
    01383 414756
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Rosyth Eats

    117/119 Park Road, Rosyth, KY11 2QT
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am to 6pm • Tuesday: 9am to 6pm • Wednesday: 9am to 6pm • Friday: 9am to 6pm • Saturday: 9am to 6pm • Sunday: 9am to 6pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;
    Community led charity which grows and shares food and helps the environment along with education and nutritional advice.
    https://eatsrosyth.org.uk
  • Rosyth Parish Church

    82a Queensferry Road, Rosyth, KY11 2PQ
    Opening hours • Friday: 12 noon to 2.30pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;
    Tea/Coffee and a hot filled roll
  • The Stables Community Hub

    The Stables, Balgownie West, Culross, Fife, KY12 8JL
    Opening hours • Monday: 10am-12pm • Tuesday: 10am-12pm • Wednesday: 10am-2pm • Thursday: 10am until 6pm
    The days and time above will start early January. We launch our Warm Spaces on Friday 23rd December from 6pm. We may open our doors on days over the festive period but these will be advertised on Facebook.
    Christmas and New Year availability: We may open over the festive period but will advertise on Facebook
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    We have asked for ideas from our community on what they want the warm space to be. We have Wi-Fi for home workers and a quiet space for readers upstairs. We have a cafe style set up downstairs and a TV room.
    https://www.facebook.com/TheStablesCulross
    culrossstablescommunityhub@gmail.com
    07799 065351
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • Valleyfield Community Centre

    Abbey Street, High Valleyfield, KY12 8UA
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am to 9pm • Tuesday: 9am to 9pm • Wednesday: 9am to 9pm • Thursday: 9am to 9pm • Friday: 9am to 9pm
    What's on offer: Welfare support advice;
    Welfare Support advice is available on a Tuesday from 10am - 12 noon
    https://www.fife.gov.uk/facilities/
  • Valleyfield Community Club

    Kinloss Court, High Valleyfield, KY12 8RT
    Opening hours • Monday: 9am to 8pm • Tuesday: 9am to 8pm • Wednesday: 9am to 8pm • Thursday: 9am to 8pm • Friday: 9am to 8pm
    Community Cafe 10am to 1pm. Canary Canteen 12noon to 1.30pm. Pantry every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 10am - 1pm
    What's on offer: Free tea/coffee;Free/low cost food;Free activities;
    Gym and gym class facilities available.
    https://www.facebook.com/ValleyfieldCommunityClubandGarden/
    This venue has received Warm Spaces funding
  • auchmuty

    Parkgate, Rosyth, KY11 2JW
    Opening hours • Monday: 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm • Tuesday: 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm • Wednesday: 10am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm • Thursday: 11am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-7pm • Saturday: 10am-2pm
    Christmas and New Year availability: Closed 23/12/22 to 26/12/22. Open 27/12/12 to 29/12/22 (normal hours). Closed Friday 30/12/22 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/
    01383 602370

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
Kincardine CentreTuesday1pm to 3pmAngela 07515 291123
Leanne 07985 739452
Valleyfield CentreTuesday10am to 12pmAngela 07515 291123
Leanne 07985 739452
Parkgate Rosyth CentreWednesday10am to 12pmAngela 07515 291123
Leanne 07985 739452
Civic Centre InverkeithingWednesday1pm to 3pmAngela 07515 291123
Leanne 07985 739452
Oakley CentreThursday1pm to 3pmAngela 07515 291123
Leanne 07985 739452
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