When people donate, by default 100% of their donation directly funds a homeless person’s campaign items. All donations are remitted directly to a registered UK charity, The Beam Foundation (link to Charity Commission website). This charity exists to help homeless people and other disadvantaged groups.
Beam does not take any service fee for its running costs out of public donations - we even cover the payment processing costs. Donating using our 100% giving model makes Beam one of the most efficient organisations that supports people experiencing homelessness in the world.
Supporters interested in funding Beam’s overheads can choose to leave a “tip” when they donate, which represents a small contribution towards Beam’s running costs. The vast majority of costs are met by foundations and philanthropists.