It's one of our
That's why we're putting a lot of information including live data points right here for the world to see.
Our key metrics
people have made a donation to a campaign to date.
has been donated in total.
Beam's supporters have funded
campaigns funded within 100 days*
average time to fund
average campaign size
average rating of Beam experience by members
average job satisfaction after Beam
members have withdrawn so far. We track when during the member journey they withdraw from Beam.
Working with members
The 95 members on Beam's website have been referred from 29 partners:
Registered Beam Partner
Single Homeless Project
C4WS Homeless Project
Hammersmith & Fulham Council
The London Borough of Camden
Solace Women's Aid
West London Mission
No First Night Out
One Housing Group
Providence Row Housing Association
The London Borough of Croydon
The Upper Room
Here are the career goals for our 95 members so far:
Energy and utilities
Accountancy and finance
Engineering and manufacturing
Recruitment and HR
Creative arts and design
Hospitality and events
Law, law enforcement and security
Leisure, sports and tourism
White - English/Welsh/Scottish/Northern Irish/British
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - African
White - Other
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - Caribbean
Black / African / Caribbean / Black British - Other
Asian / Asian British - Other
Other ethnic group - Other
Other ethnic group - Arab
Mixed/ Multiple ethnic groups - White and Black African
White - Irish
Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups - Other
Mixed / Multiple ethnic groups - White and Black Caribbean
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
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
- Social Tech Trust
- Three Oaks Trust
- 13 individual funders
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.
Our public financial accounts are below:
Beam Up Limited
The Beam Foundation
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