About Us

The Lochgelly Community Development Forum is a registered Scottish Charity (SCO31878) which is managed by a very active voluntary group made up from individuals from the local community. The Lochgelly Community Development Forum are actively involved in the local community, from developing local initiatives and projects to providing support to other local non profits and individuals. The majority of our members participate in various projects directly and indirectly connected to the LCDF.

Social AIms & Objectives - The purpose of the Lochgelly Community Develppment Forum charity is to promote, operate and establish schemes for the benefit of the local community. We achieve this by working with local groups, the local authority, and individuals within the Lochgelly area to raise awareness of local planning issues, develop new projects, support community initiatives and help the positive regeneration of the Lochgelly area.


Funder - Fife Council

Fife Council

Funder - Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Funder - 4 Winds Trust

4 Winds Trust


Lochgelly Gala 2016

Lochgelly Christmas Lights 2012

Lochgelly Gala 2015

Featured Images

Some Stats


Current Number of Volunteers


Number of Members


Number of Active Projects


Years in Operation


Past & Present

  • 2010

    Lochgelly Gala

    Planning & management of Gala and associated fund raising events. Sourcing funding. Engaging and networking with other individuals, community based groups and local businesses.

  • 2002

    Lochgelly Women's Group

    Supporting woman in the local community through provision of events and activities that help foster a close network of individuals that provide each other support within the local community.

  • 2013

    Lochgelly Community Shop

    Management of a locally based charity shop which provides volunteering and employment opportunities within the local area. Encourages the re-use/recycle of items for the benefit of others whilst supporting low-income households. Helps the sustainability of Lochgelly Community Development Forum. Surplus profits are re-invested into the charity and donated to externally based community groups.

  • 2012

    Lochgelly Community Christmas Lights

    Working in partnership with many individuals, public bodies and community groups to help the planning and management of the Chrsitmas Lights switch-on which includes a street parade and further events at Lochgelly Town House. Display of christmas lights throughout the main thoroughfare in Lochgelly. Fundraising to support the ongoing development of the christmas lights

  • 2003

    Benarty Credit Union

    Provison of office space and access to facilities to allow Benarty Credit Union operate a drop-in point in the Lochgelly area. Staff volunteered time to managethe Lochgelly branch for Benarty Credit Union.

  • 2015

    Lochgelly COmmunity Action Plan

    Engaged and networked with residents, businesses and community groups to help create a Community Action Plan for the Lochgelly area in partnership with Fife Council, volunteers and other community groups that served on the steering committee. The plan produced is to help shape local policy for the next five years, up-to 2021.

  • 2015

    Lochgelly Heritage Group

    Formed by residents in response to actions contained within the Lochgelly Community Action Plan. We provide office support, advice and guidance, access to facilities (office equipment, facilities, etc.)

  • 2002

    Lochgelly Community Newsletter

    Provision of a community based magazine that was distributed to every home in Lochgelly which provided data to residents about local events, community news (planning, consultations, etc.), and promoted the local area.


Office - OVHA Business Centre, Main Street Lochgelly

Community Shop - Bank Street, Lochgelly,


01592 786 706

01592 783 442

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