We believe in being as open and transparent as possible. That's why we have a transparency page which displays all our outcome data in real-time. We also link the campaign budget to the items we intend to purchase on behalf of a homeless person using Beam.
Budget taken from Natalie's campaign.
When we're estimating how much a basket of items will cost we either include '(est.)' or link to a screenshot that describes our rationale.
However, in some cases we can’t include a link. Examples of this would be:
- The specific details can't be displayed eg travel to and from training.
- Linking to the item would make the homeless person traceable which breaches our approach to keeping people safe eg it includes the location of a service being used.
You can read about how Beam decides what to fund for homeless people here.