Welcome to East Neuk Community Action Plan

The East Neuk Community Action Plan (ENCAP) is a community-led charity and an aspirational initiative that would like to see a jointly held long term vision and strategy for the East Neuk area of Fife that would benefit people and the environment.

Building Sustainable & Resilient Communities Together                                                                                                                Passionate about keeping the East Neuk area of Fife a vibrant, sustainable and resilient place? Do you have an idea for an ambitious small or big project? Please get in touch. We might help you realise your idea by providing advice, financial support, and connecting you with other people.

Interested in conducting a Community Action Plan (CAP)?                                                                                                               We support communities to develop their own aspirations and plans for the future of their communities through the Community Action Plan. We provide a toolkit, and we direct the process of the creation of a CAP. So if you have questions or want to talk to us about CAP or an idea you have to improve the East Neuk area of Fife, please get in touch with our Principal Officer.

Contact us
Sonja Potjewijd, Principal Officer
07985 489686
Or use the Contact Us Form



Shared Path Project

We are delighted to announce that we secured funding to conduct a feasibility study for a shared path between Earslferry and Pittenweem. Our path will connect the communities, create opportunities and make everyday journeys on foot or bike safe and pleasant. To find out more about this project and how you can get involved, please go to our Shared Path section.




East Neuk Community Action Plan (ENCAP) is a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Registered office; Balcaskie Estate Office, Easter Kellie, Arncroach, Fife. KY10 2RF. A registered Scottish charity (Number SC045074).

Our Story

ENCAP came into being in 2014, with the formation of a multi-sector steering group. ENCAP is designed around a community-led planning approach where communities in East Neuk are supported by the partnership to prepare their own five-year community action plans. Inception funding was secured through LEADER and matched by Fife Council and private contributions. This allowed the steering group to commission community action plans specialists, STAR Development Group, to co-design a training programme and toolkit, which would assist communities in developing their own five-year Community Action Plan. A four-month consultation saw 67 community groups and support organisations involved. The findings are written up in a toolkit which is made available to communities from ENCAP as they begin their community action planning process.

To date, two local community action plans have been created using the toolkit and support from ENCAP. One for Colinsburgh and Kilconquhar (2016-2021) and one for the St Monans and Abercrombie (2018-2023) and work is continuing with neighbouring villages and towns.



Get in Touch

If you have any questions or comments, please use the Contact Us Page – giving your name and email as part of the submission form.

Thank you.





Latest news

Our annual Active Travel Event is on Sunday 18 September, between 1-4 pm, and we are excited to share the activities with you and invite you to come along.
Bring your bike and get a FREE Dr bike health check (and minor repairs) or swap your bike for another one. We also have bikes we can give away.
Children can bring their bikes and DECORATE them or learn new BIKE SKILLS from our bikeablity team or pedal to blend a delicious SMOOTHIE.
Try an E-BIKE or CARGO BIKE, learn more about the shared path projects in North East Fife or participate in the family treasure hunt (prizes for all kids).
The First Responders, The Walkie Talkies, St Andrews Environmental Network and Pittenweem Consultation Team are joining us too.
There is so much to see and to do, so we hope you come and celebrate active travel with us!
Sunday, 18th Sept between 1 – pm
Pittenweem, Church Hall and in the park (weather permitted).

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

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