In the Housing and Homelessness Programme, we focus on preventing homelessness by funding sustainable solutions that improve the economic and social wellbeing of marginalised youth, adults and families. We have three priorities: promoting economic self-sufficiency; increasing the availability and supply of affordable housing; and preventing homelessness.

 

Grants within the programme are wide-ranging in size. We partner with organisations working both nationally and locally in Boston, New York and Philadelphia in the United States and in London, Belfast, South Wales, Glasgow and Birmingham in the United Kingdom. Within each location, we aim to fund projects relevant to the three priorities. In addition, we have adopted specific objectives that recognise particular issues in some of the localities where we make grants.

 

Find out more about our Programme strategy here.

 

 

PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

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Meet Amanda Beswick, our Housing and Homelessness Programme director.

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In 2017 the Housing and Homelessness Programme made 35 grants totalling USD 24.10 million.

Our funding principles

We fund initiatives that have an impact on;

 

Individuals

By improving the quality of life and housing opportunities for groups of individuals;

 

Organisations

By enabling organisations to develop financial stability, create a robust infrastructure and address identified weaknesses.

 

The wider community
(sometimes defined by geography or the target group)

By having an impact that goes beyond the direct beneficiaries of a project (i.e., by encouraging the replication of proven solutions and amplifying the collective voice of homeless people).

 

Society

By changing systems and services (e.g., securing mainstream funding for new and proven solutions or removing structural and cultural barriers that hamper individual success). Projects funded include those that mobilise communities, but also those that persuade, negotiate and demonstrate the efficacy of change.

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WHERE WE FUND

Our geographic focus is currently on: Boston, New York and Philadelphia in the United States; London, Belfast, South Wales, Bristol, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Birmingham and Stoke-on-Trent in the United Kingdom. Projects which have national impact in the US and the UK are also funded.

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DISCOVER OUR GRANTEE STORIES

Story related videos - Creating tangible social change

Meet Matt Downie, director of policy and external affairs at Crisis UK.

Meet Liz Hersh, the former executive director of the Housing Alliance of Pennsylvania.

The grant-making process

In this video, hear from our partners about what it is like to apply for funding from Oak. How is the grant-making process from their perspective?

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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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