+44(0)1259 218 766

What we do


Looking for a Venue?..
The Gate Centre has excellent facilities at realistic prices.
For further information please contact:

Marie Brownhill, Centre Manager
Tel: 01259 218 766 or
Email: marie@the-gate-charity.org


Community Cafe
Our Community Cafe is open every Friday 12 – 2pm. Great prices, nutritional food and a friendly service is available.

Gate Lunch Special £2.95 which includes a homemade bowl of soup, sandwich and drink. We also offer an affordable, nutritious take away menu.

Volunteers fully operate this service and all food, including our delicious home baking is cooked on the premises, fresh, on the day of service!

For further information about the Cafe or volunteering opportunities, please contact:

Marie Brownhill, Centre Manager
Tel: 01259 218 766 or
Email: marie@the-gate-charity.org

project began with a small group of volunteers from Ludgate Church recognising the need to provide a place for the men from the nearby hostel to get out of the weather and have a warm meal.

Starting with a handful of homeless people in 2004 the demand for our service has grown at an alarming rate and now, in the winter, we can provide up to 40 people twice a week with free soup, toiletries, warm clothing and small household goods.

have been developed in partnership with Clackmannanshire Council to help those who have been homeless sustain a new tenancy by supplying basic equipment which make a house a home.

The packs include pots and pans, crockery, cutlery, kettle, toaster, kitchen utensils, cleaning materials, towels, toiletries and a small amount of instant food.

was started in 2010 in response to an increasing number of people we saw who were facing a crisis situation. Operating through referrals from statutory agencies as well as other charities and local faith communities we provide fresh and non-perishable food to those facing hunger.

We respond the same day and we can tailor the food parcels to particular needs, such as those with no access to cooking or for those with young children.

Donations can be handed into: The Gate Centre,

2 Ludgate,
Alloa FK10 2DR
between 9.30am-4.30pm.

Lottery Funded Clackmannanshire Council Volunteer Friendly Award Voluntary Action Fund