Welcome to this the official website of the Rainbow Centre in Scarborough, North Yorkshire.

We are a social action project based in the heart of the town of Scarborough, North Yorkshire.  The project is a registered charity and was set up in 1997 to address issues faced by homeless people. The project now aims to help a range of community members  – including the homeless, families in crisis and individuals facing challenges due to a history of substance misuse poverty or returning from prison.
The project has a strong church base – originally set up by congregation members from St Mary’s and Holy Apostles Church – and is supported by a range of individuals, churches, charities, local business and government.
We always aim to provide relevant and practical support to those who need our help.  As a local charity we are very reliant on the support of individuals, families and organisations.
So, if you’d like to find out more about supporting us please click here…

We hope that you find the information on our site informative and interesting.



Every year we publish an Impact Report outlining the work we have done and the changes we have helped make in local people’s lives.
Please click here to download a copy of our latest report.






Latest News

27 February, 2018

Need for food items

Hi All We are currently in need of more food items for our sheds. We are looking for tinned and...
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19 December, 2017

Food Parcels and Presents

We have nearly finished what has been an extremely Christmas period. This is just a snippet of the amount of...
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12 December, 2017

Christmas Push

We are now in our final push before Christmas, and are extremely busy. We are seeing higher numbers of people...
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14 November, 2017

Open Day Success

Our 20th Anniversary Open Day was a huge success, with a great turn out from supporters, clients, volunteers, staff and...
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11 October, 2017

Open Day – 21st October

We have our Open Day to celebrate our 20th Anniversary, and would love you to join us. Refreshments, Entertainment, Guided...
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14 August, 2017

Three Peaks Challenge sponsorship needed

We would like to thank Michael Bull, David Stuart, Franz Maddara, Mark Phipps and Nat Bullen who are completing the...
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14 August, 2017

The Seafood Social is now open

The brilliant Seafood Social,  a social enterprise who are working in partnership with us are now open for business. Their...
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