ENCAP’s mission is to build thriving, sustainable and inclusive communities, foster self-sufficiency and enhance the quality of life if its residents and visitors.

We believe that everyone has a positive role to play in society and that communities should be inclusive of all. Communities make the places they inhabit. Over time the choices we make will shape the future of East Neuk that our children and grandchildren enjoy here.

We promote and assist in the development of a series of Local Community Action Plans

We are committed to helping local organisations, residents and grassroots groups to develop new community-led projects that will have a positive impact on the East Neuk of Fife.

We lead the Shared Path Project from Pittenweem to Earlsferry funded by Sustrans and Transport Scotland. We have recently started to work on this ambitious project, and we hope to build the path in 2023. You can read more about this project here

We are currently looking for funding to develop an innovative approach to get the residents and visitors of East Neuk involved in the process of planning for the future. We strive to conduct a strategic local place plan covering the whole of East Neuk which will include topics such as circular economy, active travel, mental health and wellbeing, environment and woodland, zero waste, the climate emergency.



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Bike Fix & Swap Event

Join the Free Community Bike Fix & Swap Event

When: Saturday the 2nd October

Time: 1 pm – 4 pm

Where: St Monans Town Hall

Bring your old bike to fix or swap or upgrade a child’s bicycle.

If you have a bike you want to fix, donate or swap, please drop it off between 1 pm – 2 pm.


  • Cyclepath St Andrews offering advice and doing minor repairs and get bikes ready for the swap
  • Swap/donate your bike for an upgrade
  • Kids bikes for sale
  • Information stands and maps of shared path projects across the East Neuk – we are looking for community feedback!


  • Smoothie bike
  • Pedal-powered slot car racing game
  • Obstacle course for children (TBC)
  • Decorate your bike
  • Arts & Crafts for kids

Hope to see you there.

Our Shared Path survey shows a huge amount of support for our project

The results of our shared path consultation are in! Thanks to those who participated. The vast majority of the respondents (541) support a path between Earlsferry and Pittenweem.

The results of our consultation have been published and can be found here

Elie, St Monans and Pittenweem have their say on active travel paths linking communities

A consultation on shared use paths linking communities from Earlsferry to Pittenweem opens today.  It’s an opportunity for everyone in those communities to have their say on the project proposals to improve links for walking, cycling and wheeling. The consultation takes around four or five minutes and can be done easily on a smart phone.

Survey link: https://form.jotform.com/plumpie/earlsferrypittenweempath

Local charity East Neuk Community Action Plan is the organisation that initiated the project. Chair Edward Baxter said: “We want to hear from local people what their concerns are around walking and cycling, for example with kids or wheeling a buggy.  Responding to this consultation will help shape the sort of high quality, safe and direct path that could be built to link our communities.” 

Sustrans Infrastructure Officer Chris Coldwell said: “We are delighted to support this project and encourage locals and those who regularly visit the area on foot or by bike to use the consultation to give their views. Community engagement is a key part of all our projects and we cannot wait to see the ideas that the community come up with.”

East Neuk Community Action Plan has been awarded a further £31,000 through Sustrans Scotland’s Places for Everyone programme, which is funded by Transport Scotland, to develop a feasibility study for a traffic free path route. Consultant Crispin Hayes said: “We’re really pleased to be working with ENCAP on this locally important project.  We will be feeding back to the community soon after the consultation closes in a fortnight – so you will be able to see what everyone said.”


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