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

We offer practical assistance and support through our day centre services, showing compassion, support and hope to all who come through our doors.

COVID 19 Pandemic April 2020

During COVID 19 pandemic measures, The Rainbow Centre building is closed to clients. We are still operating and can provide emergency food parcels to vulnerable people in the community. Our reception phone line is open from 9am-2pm Monday to Friday to offer emergency support to rough sleepers and those in crisis.

We are working closely with other agencies in the community and can make referrals to assist those who are struggling.

Please follow guidelines and stay safe everyone!

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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