Greener Kirkcaldy is a community-led charity and development trust working locally to combat the climate emergency, tackle fuel poverty and food insecurity, and bring people together for a more sustainable Kirkcaldy. We deliver a range of projects, events and skills training to meet the needs and goals of local people – working towards a future where everyone can live better and tread more lightly on our planet.
Based in the heart of Kirkcaldy – with a community building, bike shop and garden – we carry out activities across Kirkcaldy and work with partners to deliver projects across Fife.
We have been working in Kirkcaldy since 2009. We currently employ 21 staff, have around 80 regular volunteers and over 800 members. We are governed by a volunteer management committee, elected from our membership. Anyone in the Kirkcaldy area can become a member.
What we do at Greener Kirkcaldy
Our community building at 8 East Fergus Place is open: Monday – Tuesday 9.30pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday 12pm – 4.30pm, Thursday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. It houses our office, an events space, our Lang Spoon Community Kitchens, small kitchen garden, community fridge and community pantry – The Lang Toun Larder. Come and visit us to find out more about what we do, book on to our events and activities, find out about our volunteering opportunities, or book a home energy advice visit. Our event space, community kitchen and production kitchen are all available to hire.
We are currently working on a number of projects surrounding Climate Action, Community, Energy, Food, Growing, Transport and Waste Reduction.
We hold various cooking workshops, courses and community meals in our Lang Spoon Community Kitchen, helping people improve their cooking skills, reduce food waste, and eat local, seasonal food. We also run a community training garden at Ravenscraig Walled Garden where we host regular volunteer sessions, training and events.
We lead the Cosy Kingdom partnership providing a home energy advice service across Fife. The partnership helps over 2,000 homes a year keep warm and save money.
Our Lang Toun Cycles community bike shop is located on Kirkcaldy high street offering cycle servicing and repairs, sales of refurbished bikes and accessories, a bike borrowing scheme and bike maintenance workshops.
Our newest project – Climate Action Fife, is an innovative Fife-wide project, working with cross-sector partners to trial different activities to tackle the climate emergency and we are working closely with Love Oor Lang Toun on a number of town centre regeneration projects in Kirkcaldy.
We are independent but work closely with Fife Council and Home Energy Scotland, as well as local partners like Love Oor Lang Toun, Fife Communities Climate Action Network and Kirkcaldy Community Gardens & Allotments.
You can read more about our plans for the future in our Strategic Plan 2018 – 2023.
We recently made a short film about our projects and activities: