ACE Guide launch

Ace GuideSCDC are pleased to announce the launch of our ‘Guide to Achieving Community Empowerment' which is based on our learning from and the contributions of community groups involved in the ACE Programme between 2010 and 2014. 

The ACE (Achieving Community Empowerment) process is intended to help community groups and organisations become more confident, better organised, and more effective in achieving their aims.

The process guides community groups, and those who work with them, through a critical review of their roles, relationships and ambitions so that they can be as effective as possible in achieving their aims and improving their communities. The guide should help community groups take the appropriate steps to become more effective and it should also prove helpful for community workers and others who want to encourage stronger and more active communities.

The guide has been developed as part of the Achieving Community Empowerment (ACE) programme funded by the Big Lottery Fund, and delivered by the Scottish Community Development Centre and can be downloaded as a PDF here. We have also produced a web version of the Guide, which includes various other resources and can be accessed from the SCDC site at