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risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn.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

August 26, 2016
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RST is recruiting for Board Members!

An opportunity to make a difference for asylum seekers and refugees. Refugee Survival Trust is currently recruiting for the roles of Trustees and Chair of the Board of Trustees.  If you would like to find out more about these roles … Continue reading

August 21, 2016
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A Night at Edinburgh’s Festival of Politics: Scottish Solutions to the Refugee Crisis

This is a guest post by Katharine T. Weatherhead The opening night of Edinburgh’s Festival of Politics on 18 August 2016 saw prominent politicians and organisations come together at the Scottish Parliament to discuss ‘Scottish Solutions to the Refugee Crisis’. … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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DASS is recruiting for a Destitution Adviser!

August 2016:  DASS is recruiting for a new part-time Destitution Adviser.  Check out Scottish Refugee Council’s jobs page for details of this post and how to apply.  Closing date for applications is 15th August.

August 4, 2016
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Farewell Diana!

August 2016 Diana Rix, our Coordinator since June 2014, is leaving RST to move abroad. In her time with us, Diana has made an enormous contribution to RST by working tirelessly with our volunteers to raise funds and increase awareness … Continue reading

July 26, 2016
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RST provided over 200 destitution grants between April and June this year

RST’s destitution grants April – June 2016 RST provided 212 destitution grants from April to June 2016, supporting 334 people and totalling £16,278. The average grant was £77. The average monthly spend was £5,426. [Click image to enlarge]  Key facts … Continue reading