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 →
January 30, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Bike donation sparks a chain reaction
A guest post from Kerr Sproul, who contacted RST a few weeks ago looking to find out more about donating bikes to refugees and asylum seekers in need of transport. This is a little outside of our remit but we were able … Continue reading →
January 27, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Destitute refugee children in Scotland a growing concern
Analysis of the destitution grants awarded by RST over the 9 months from April to December 2016 show that the number of children we are supporting continues to increase. 20% of the grant applications over this period included children – … Continue reading →
January 23, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on 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risk of destitution throughout the asylum process, particularly when their asylum claim is refused and their support is withdrawn.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 →
January 16, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Thank you!
A huge thank you to everyone who contributed to our winter bus pass appeal – we raised a phenomenal £2,502.00 plus £495.25 in GiftAid bringing the total to… £2,997.25! Your generous contributions will allow us to cover the cost of 500 bus … Continue reading →
October 22, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on Cosmic Ceilidh to support the Refugee Survival Trust!
Come along to the Ceilidh Collective‘s Cosmic Ceilidh on Saturday 19 November 2016 in the Wash House in Portobello! Proceeds from the ceilidh will be split between the Edinburgh Sick Kids and the Refugee Survival Trust. Buy your tickets now!
October 20, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on Double your donations!
We’re participating in the #growyourtenner campaign, which means that until funding runs out, all donations given via our Local Giving page will be match funded! Even better, all direct debits will be match funded for 3 months! Please donate what you … Continue reading →
September 13, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on Solidarity with Refugees – Edinburgh
RST members and supporters will be joining other organisations to stand in solidarity with refugees this Saturday in Edinburgh – come along if you’re free! Saturday 17th September 2pm – 5pm, Scottish Parliament, Holyrood To coincide with the London “Solidarity … Continue reading →