The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has awarded grants to two local organisations, Home Start Lochgelly and the Royal Oak Social Club.
Home Start, which offers support to around 85 families, received £8,000 to cover staff and training costs to develop their current mother and toddler group which meets once a week in term time, into a full programme for parents with supervised play activities for their children.
The Royal Oak Social Club received £10,000 to refurbish their existing toilets and build new disabled toilets.
The Royal Oak plans to offer its facilities to social and community groups requiring meeting rooms, and to accommodate social functions.
The Fife Womens’ Technology Centre uses a training/classroom facility, and two local high schools, the Fife Parkinsons Group and TIBAL also use the building. A restaurant is planned as a future development project.
Coalfields Regeneration Trustee Nicky Wilson said: “Both these projects have a significant impact in Lochgelly.
“Home Start does a tremendous job supporting local families, while the Royal Oak is providing much needed community facilities. Both meet the Trust’s objective of building healthier communities.”