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

14 August, 2018

A new way to support us when shopping online

AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website, Amazon.com, but with one distinct...
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27 February, 2018

Need for food items

If anyone would like to help us stock our food shed by picking up an extra tin or two, here...
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12 December, 2017

Christmas 2018

  Come back and visit this page to find out about how you can get involved in our preparations for...
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14 August, 2017

A cafe with a conscience

The Seafood Social,  is a social enterprise working in partnership with The Rainbow Centre. Their aim is to develop The...
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