About CARF

Here to help you

Need advice? Live or work in Fife? You’ve come to the right place.

Citizens Advice Rights and Fife (CARF for short) is an independent charity that provides free expert advice and assistance to help you resolve your problems – no matter what these are.

You can trust us to give you free, confidential, independent and impartial advice using our team of over 170 highly trained staff and volunteers.

In 2014/15 alone, here's what difference we made:

  • Almost 24,000 people helped to resolve problems 
  • Over 9,000 new people contacting the service for information, advice and assistance
  • Over £1.8 million rescheduled through the Debt Administration Scheme (DAS)
  • A 41% increase in visitors to website 
  • Financial gain of nearly £9.5 million for our clients including almost £4 million in welfare benefits
  • Over 2,100 forms completed
  • Our volunteers contributed an average of 1,554 hours per month– generating a notional value of £22,163 per month or £265,956 a year