Two Cupar-based charities are uniting against coronavirus.
The Bruce Charitable Trust and Castle Furniture Project are joining forces to help vulnerable older members of the community.
The Bruce Trust normally provides grants of around £20,000 a year to support youth organisations and others in need, while Castle Furniture sells used items in aid of mental health initiatives.
Conservative councillor Tony Miklinski, a member of both charity’s boards, said the lockdown had hit Castle Furniture hard.
“Despite the challenges, Castle CEO Silv Ingram was determined that support the community would somehow continue,” he said.
“She wanted to re-deploy her staff to provide support for elders in Fife, providing everything from a friendly voice to deliveries of food and medicines to isolated and older Cupar residents.
“That’s where the Bruce Trust stepped in.”
The Trust has offered Castle Furniture emergency funding to ensure its survival pending the outcome of a number of grant bids.
“It is really important that Cupar doesn’t lose such a valuable organisation and the Bruce Trust has helped to ensure that,” Mr Miklinski said.