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Programme Officer


Paul Wishart joined Oak Foundation in 2016 as a Programme Officer for the Housing and Homelessness Programme (HHP). In this role, he oversees HHP grants in Wales and Boston, USA.


Prior to joining Oak Foundation, Paul held a number of managerial positions with local UK authorities to commission and monitor homelessness services. Within these roles, he led a ‘pilot’ authority for a national supported housing programme, which fed directly into developing policies at a central government level. He also was a member of a National Advisory Council for a homelessness campaigning group. Earlier in his career, he worked with hostels, directly supporting young people and those in the wider community who were at risk of homelessness.


Paul has a Bachelor of Science in Housing and Development from the University of the West of England and a Master of Science in Housing from Brookes University, United Kingdom. Paul enjoys running and triathlons and is the proud father of twin girls.



Our mission

Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. With offices in Europe, Africa, India and North America, we make grants to organisations in approximately 40 countries worldwide.


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