Helping people to help their neighbours

Parish and Community Enablement (PACE) projects are set up through our partnerships with local parishes. Working together, we help to recruit, support and enable local volunteers to open weekly projects for elderly, isolated or lonely people across the region or for those who are homeless or who have significant vulnerabilities.

We guide, advise and offer support to volunteers, from the initial outlines of a project right up to the day the project opens its doors and beyond. Volunteers run and manage each project themselves, but we are always on hand to offer further support if needed.

PACE in your area

Choose the area closest to you from the list on the left to find details of your nearest PACE project.

If you have an idea for a project in your area or would like to know more about how you can get involved with PACE, please contact Nicola Milne: or by telephone: 0191 228 0111.