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Course Detail



Course Name

The Price is Right! Costing Your Services



Start Time

9.30, 9.15 Registration

End Time


Training Types

Finance and Fundraising

Who the course is for

Many organisations, particularly those providing adult social care, are affected by personal budgets and direct payments. There is also an increasing need for voluntary and community groups to diversify their income by selling goods and services.

This training is suitable for managers and staff responsible for income generation, marketing and/or finance.

"It was a great short day training session well communicated"
"Great course!!"

Course content

This half day course will include:

  • How to calculate direct and indirect costs for projects, activities and services
  • The basics of full cost recovery and realistic pricing
  • Case studies (including participants’ own services)
  • Templates and resources provided to put the principles into practice 
  • Social return on investment

Learning outcomes

Participants completing this course will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and practice of costing services realistically
  • Appreciate factors that need to be considered in determining costs and prices
  • Appreciate costs that are often forgotten when calculating costs for existing and/or new activities and services
  • Put into practice what they have learnt in considering at least two case studies.


Robin Hodgkinson

Trainer background

Robin has vast experience of the voluntary sector over the last 20 years. Although not a trained accountant, he has been working on drawing up and monitoring budgets, developing financial procedures and using full cost recovery principles for many years.


£25 VCS - CVS members
£35 VCS - non members
£70 private/statutory

Booking Contact

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Booking contact:
01462 689400