Campaigns on Beam have fully funded in as little as 5 days. Even our slower to fund campaigns have fully funded in under 2 months.
So far, Beam has a 100% success rate in funding member's campaigns. You can read about our approach in the unlikely situation of a campaign not fully funding here.
The duration of each funding campaign, displayed as "days to go" on each campaign page, is dictated by whatever is in the best interests of the member. Often, a member is due to start a particular training course in which case we aim to raise the necessary funds in advance of that course's start date.
Also, it's not necessary for Beam to wait for a campaign to fully fund if a member requires something to be purchased to ensure their progression through training and into employment. Beam's flexible model allows items to be purchased from partially funded campaigns when that is in the member's best interests.