FCS Associates

Paces Sheffield

Client: Paces Sheffield
Sector: Charity
Service: Grant Writing  Support Services
Results: Successful Grant Applications

The Company
Paces is a charitable company, coming together originally in 1992 as an association of parents who had seen at first hand the benefits to children and young people with cerebral palsy of conductive education as practiced at the Pető Institute in Budapest, Hungary.

Paces Sheffield is born in the experience of disability; specifically, the experience of the parenting of children and young people with physical impairments and their related learning difficulties. Paces Sheffield also recognizes the needs of the families and carers as well as the children and young people themselves; of the need for independence as well as the need for inclusion in wider community life.

About the support from FCS Associates Ltd
FCS met with Paces to understand their priorities, what they were seeking funding for, their objectives and identify the most appropriates funds for them to apply to.  We then carried out a funding review which identified and prioritised funding streams that were available and presented this to them in a detailed report along with a proposed calendar of applications which were profiled across the year taking into account deadlines, internal resources and the priority for the funding.  This was approved by Paces.

One of the projects within this was the creation of a Field Worker role to provide counselling, training support, signposting and conductive education awareness to parents of children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders.  We drafted a Henry Smith application which successfully secured £75,000 of funding over 3 years. The new Field worker will provide support to parents of children with cerebral palsy and other motor disorders from Sheffield and other surrounding areas.

In July we also secured £2.5k from JG Graves foundation.  This allowed Paces to employ a practitioner to provide continuity of outreach support.  Outreach support provided through Sheffield clinical commissioning group (SCCG) pilot programme.


  • Secured £75,000 from the Henry Smith Charity.
  • Secured £2.5k from JG Graves foundation.

FCS Associates have been really useful for us, conducting an initial funding review and then an action plan across the year which has already secured over £75,000 of grant funding. The team are responsive and have really got to know and understand PACES and what we are trying to achieve.

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