Transparency dashboard

We default to transparency.
It's one of our core values. That's why we're putting a lot of information including live data points right here for the world to see.

Our key metrics

3,350 people have made a donation to a campaign to date.
£416,362 has been donated in total.
Beam's supporters have funded 103 campaigns.
100%
campaigns funded within 100 days*
34 days
average time to fund
£3,434
average campaign size
104
members joined
9.7/10
average rating of Beam experience by members
8.3/10
average job satisfaction after Beam
9 members have withdrawn so far. We track when during the member journey they withdraw from Beam.

Working with members

The 104 members on Beam's website have been referred from 29 partners:

20 referrals
Kairos Community Trust
17 referrals
St Mungo's
9 referrals
Church Army
8 referrals
Registered Beam Partner
6 referrals
Hammersmith & Fulham Council
Thames Reach
4 referrals
Single Homeless Project
YMCA
3 referrals
C4WS Homeless Project
Centrepoint
Renaisi
The London Borough of Camden
Veterans Aid
2 referrals
Glass Door
Solace Women's Aid
Turning Point
West London Mission
1 referral
999 Club
Emmaus
Groundswell
Look Ahead
No First Night Out
One Housing Group
Phoenix Futures
Providence Row Housing Association
The London Borough of Croydon
The Upper Room
Western Lodge
Working Chance

Here are the career goals for our 104 members so far:

26 members
Construction
11 members
Energy and utilities
10 members
Healthcare
8 members
Beauty
Driving
7 members
Accountancy and finance
6 members
Social care
5 members
Security
4 members
Teaching
3 members
Engineering and manufacturing
2 members
Boiler repair
Information technology
Recruitment and HR
Technology
1 member
Business and consulting
Creative arts and design
Environment
Hospitality and events
Law, law enforcement and security
Leisure, sports and tourism
Retail
Sales
Genders
Ethnicities
  • 35
    White - English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
  • 17
    Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - African
  • 11
    White - Other
  • 10
    Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - Caribbean
  • 5
    Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - Other
  • 4
    Asian / Asian British - Other
  • 4
    Other ethnic group - Other
  • 4
    Other ethnic group - Arab
  • 3
    Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups - White and Black Caribbean
  • 2
    White - Irish
  • 2
    Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups - Other
  • 2
    Mixed/ Multiple ethnic groups - White and Black African
  • 1
    Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups - White and Asian

Behind the scenes

Beam is a partnership between two organisations:

  • The Beam Foundation - a registered charity that receives all donations and pays for items in the campaign budgets.
  • Beam Up Ltd - a social enterprise which supports Beam members into work and builds technology.

To read about how this works, read our FAQ.

Funding

Beam collects a 10% service fee on donations. However, this leaves a significant shortfall in the cost of delivering the service which has been made up by foundations and private funders:

  • Greater London Authority
  • Nesta
  • UnLtd
  • UFI
  • Social Tech Trust
  • Three Oaks Trust
  • 13 individual funders
Spending

In 2018, the Beam Foundation's spending totalled £125,558. This breaks down as follows:

  • £106,070 spent on campaign items
  • £19,488 paid to Beam Up Ltd for Beam's support costs
  • A further £86,785 is reserved for future expenditure on campaign items (for example, training that hasn't started yet)

All of this spending was funded by donations.


In 2018, Beam Up Ltd's spending totalled £273,324. This breaks down as follows:

  • £82,678 member support staff costs
  • £158,921 technology and admin staff
  • £4,289 technology costs
  • £27,436 other admin costs

This spending was mainly funded by our funders with a small amount covered by the 10% service fee on donations.

Financial accounts

Our public financial accounts are below:

  Beam Up Limited
  The Beam Foundation

Any questions?

Get in touch at [email protected] if you feel something is missing or you have a question. You can also find more about Beam in our help guide.

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