March 30, 2017
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Nationalities of RST grant recipients

From April to December 2016, RST provided 619 destitution grants to refugees and asylum seekers. The grants came to a total of £53,919.45, with an average of £87.11. The top three nationalities of grant recipients were: Eritrean (14.7%), Syrian (11.9%), … Continue reading

March 24, 2017
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Update from a volunteer

Hi everyone, My name is Walid from Syria studying ESOL for Work at Glasgow Clyde College I have a degree in English literature back in my country. I started volunteering with RST before 6 weeks and this is my last … Continue reading

February 21, 2017
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New RST referral partners in Edinburgh!

Asylum seekers and refugees living in Edinburgh will now find it easier to apply for the Refugee Survival Trust’s grant programmes, as two organisations in the city have become referral partners. Staff at The Welcoming Association and Saheliya will be … Continue reading

February 1, 2017
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Inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland

Guest post by Katharine Weatherhead Last week, on 25 January 2017, the Equalities and Human Rights Committee announced that an inquiry into destitution and asylum in Scotland is underway. Let’s look at some elements of the inquiry. What is the … Continue reading

January 23, 2017
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Destitution in Scotland

Asylum seekers are at risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn. An unknown number of asylum seekers live in Scotland, sometimes for years, without income, failing to reach … Continue reading

September 14, 2016
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Access to Education and Employment grants re-opened

We are delighted to announce that the Refugee Survival Trust is once again welcoming applications to our Access to Education and Employment (A to EE) grants programme. A to EE grants are made to refugees and asylum seekers who need … Continue reading