Stats and stories behind Beam’s progress.

Beam in numbers

Since launching in September 2017, Beam’s had a lot to celebrate! 🎉

All our campaigns have fully funded since going live, empowering 14 members to train up and pursue their chosen career path.

An incredible 1,000 supporters funded our first 10 campaigns faster than we ever expected — and just in time for Christmas! 🎁

Every member has been empowered to make a positive decision about their future. Through Beam, they have the opportunity to pursue their interests and build on their talents.

Since last week, we now have 5 new members, who are well on their way to reaching their fundraising goals.

The people behind the numbers

But it’s the people behind the numbers that really count and that means our amazing members above all.

Hear what the Beam members have to say:

Cheryl raised £2,558 for teaching assistant training from 68 supporters in 6 DAYS 🎉 This was her reaction: #homelessness #employment #teaching #beamup

Posted by Beam on Saturday, April 14, 2018
“You have given me hope. You have given me a light out of a very dark tunnel.” — Cheryl
Pat update: completed training

"My life has totally changed. It's beyond my wildest dreams to be here".

Posted by Beam on Friday, February 2, 2018
“My life has totally changed. It’s beyond my wildest dreams to be here.” — Pat
Linda's story

This is Linda. 3 years ago, she was sleeping on the streets following the loss of her mother and a struggle with drugs. Today, she lives in a homeless hostel and is drug-free. And now, Linda has joined Beam to turn her life around by training to become an accountant. She came top in her class for Level 2 and 3 - CONGRATS LINDA! But now Linda needs YOUR HELP to fund her full qualification. With Beam, it’s easy to help homeless people for the long-term by crowdfunding their employment training. Meanwhile, Beam supports each of our “members” - all the way from being referred by a charity until they are settled in stable work. Beam also looks after your donation and purchases training direct from the right training provider. We never hand out cash to our members. Watch Linda’s story below. Then head over to her campaign and be part of the solution to the UK’s homelessness crisis, one person at a time.

Posted by Beam on Thursday, February 15, 2018
“I thought, wow. People are willing to help me. It’s massive.” — Linda
Tony update: in training

Posted by Beam on Friday, February 2, 2018
“I was introduced to Beam. Things became a lot more certain and with that certainty grew more confidence” — Tony
A thank you from Levar

Posted by Beam on Tuesday, February 20, 2018
“It’s quite a surreal feeling. I didn’t think it would fund so fast.” — Levar

You can meet even more of our amazing members over on our website. 😃