12 Apr 2024

Due to the significant growth and continued success of the Big Hoose Project over the last 2 years, the Cottage Board of Directors have made the decision to set up the Big Hoose Project as a stand-alone SCIO and this has now been approved by OSCR.

19 Feb 2024

Last year we took part in the Robertson Trust-Voices series to share some of the work we are doing to help find solutions to poverty and trauma for our most vulnerable children and their families across our communities. In this short film , some of our Therapeutic staff MaryAnn and Anna as well as our Manager Pauline discuss some of the systematic challenges we are facing as well as the changes we believe are needed to address these.

19 Jan 2024

We have teamed up with Kirkcaldy West Primary School to bring some much needed additional support to families living in the Linktown/inverteil area thanks to the generosity of 2 amazing benefactors who wish to remain anonymous providing us with the much needed additional funding to allow us to recruit our fantastic part time Outreach Family Support Worker Gemma as well as funding for the resources we need to undertake additional group work support with children and families across the linktown/ inverteil community. 

26 Oct 2023

Nostalgia leads the way with Barbie, Furby, Pokémon, and LEGO Star Wars toys featuring in this year’s list

This year’s must-have toys will be donated to families in need through the Multibank charity initiative and delivered in a giant toy truck that takes to the roads this December

To shop a wide selection and discover the joy of toys visit

4 Oct 2023







Families supported by the Cottage Family Centre - Big Hoose Project “Multibank” initiative have admitted that without such support they would have had to put their children into care, a survey for the project reveals today.


20 Mar 2023

Have you been supported with products through our Big Hoose project?

Was your products delivered to you by your social worker, health visitor, your child's school or nursery, or a local charity?

We would like to find out what this support means to you, your children and your family.

We would be grateful if you could spend 10 minutes of your time completing our questionnaire.


We will use your answers to write a report for funders of the project, to secure more support for the project in future.


3 Mar 2023

Who likes to shop on online? 

Well, if you do, from today you can also help us too 

Every time you shop online you could generate FREE donations for us!

23 Feb 2023

Over HALF a million essential products have now been donated to families in need across Scotland by a charitable coalition, founded just one year ago by Amazon’s Fulfilment Centre in Fife and the nearby Cottage Family Centre in Kirkcaldy, whose patron is former UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

7 Sep 2022

Today, Wednesday 7th September, the Cottage Family Centre announces an expansion of its successful anti-poverty pilot programme -and its multi-bank - food bank, bedding bank, clothes bank, toiletries bank, home furnishings bank and heating bank; all rolled into one – set up to help Fife families in need. 

12 Aug 2022

What an amazing way to start the day.

The Cottage Family Centre has received the outstanding news that the Robertson Trust ( has awarded £100,000.00 to their new project- the Big Hoose Project which has seen multi million pounds worth of household goods from retailers such as Amazon UK, Fishers and the Paint Shed being distributed to children and families living in poverty across Fife.