The Rainbow Centre provides support to vulnerable people in the community who are homeless, vulnerable and in crisis.

Lockdown Update 6/1/2021

Unfortunately, as you know, we have entered another period of lockdown and reluctantly, we have decided to close our gates for the time being. We are still available on the phone 9am until 2pm, Monday to Friday with food parcels being delivered. Please call 01723 500 663 or 07447 095190 if you are struggling or need help. Lines will be busy as we only have a small team of people in the building, but please keep trying. Stay safe.

COVID 19 September 2020

We are now open 9am-2pm Monday -Friday, with social distancing and sanitation measures in place. We can accept clothing donations, bedding, curtains, shoes, kitchen items, microwaves and kettles. Thank you for your continued support! 

The Rainbow Centre was originally established in 1997 to offer practical support to the Castle Ward in Scarborough – an area that had been designated as an Urban Priority Area.

The Centre now supports over 500 people per week and provides assistance on a diverse range of issues.

We are a food and clothing bank, giving out these items to people in need. There is a shower room, laundry, television lounge and a garden for people to enjoy in a safe, comfortable environment.

We are a Christian organisation, aiming to provide compassion, support and hope to all, regardless of age, gender or religion. We welcome anyone, and everyone is treated the same with a non-judgemental and empathic approach.




The Rainbow Centre is part of the mission of St Mary’s and Holy Apostles – an Anglican church based in Caste Ward Scarborough. For more information please click here…

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