We are delighted with all the positive press coverage Beam has received following the launch.

As well as Sky and BBC, you may have seen Beam on Reuters, or in The Times, The Guardian and The Standard among many others.

Topics ranged from Beam’s transparency and emotional connectedness to costs of homelessness and digital innovation.

Our members have been amazing ambassadors for Beam and we are so proud that they used their voices to inspire others to get involved.

Beam member Tony and founder and CEO Alex on BBC Radio London

Here are a few of the highlights:

“This transparency in how donors’ money is spent, with regular photographs of the recipient on their training course or at work, is a key factor in convincing supporters that their money is having an impact.”

Crowdfunding helps homeless get back to work, November 2017

Beam “builds an emotional connection with individuals helped into jobs.”

Alex Stephany: How crowdfunding can create empathy with homeless people, November 2017

“Tony was homeless for decades, but now he’s turning his life around. He started training as an electrician but ran out of money to pay for the course. So he turned to Beam a crowdfunding platform”.

New site helps crowdfund training for homeless people, December 2017

“A brilliant new way of positively helping the homeless”.

New funding website for homeless ‘changing lives’, December 2017

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