Overview The first half of 2017-18 has once again seen an increase in the number of people applying for Destitution Grants from the Refugee Survival Trust, in comparison to previous years. Q1 & Q2 2015-16 – 370 grants distributed to … Continue reading →
October 31, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Thanks to all at the Jedburgh 3 Peaks Ultramarathon
We were really pleased to be chosen as this year’s charity partner by the excellent people at the Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultramarathon. Besides raising much-needed funds for our destitution grants the race organisers also invited us to join them on … Continue reading →
June 1, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on New refugees and destitution
You are an asylum seeker in Glasgow. You have been in the asylum process for several years, working to persuade the Home Office that your claim for asylum is genuine and that you cannot return to your home country. Finally … Continue reading →
July 26, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on 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 →
May 20, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on Why does RST give so many grants to new refugees?
Because unfortunately, it is needed. Many people who have been granted refugee status face destitution immediately due to a fault in the system. This is when refugees understandably believe that the chances of being made destitute by the asylum system … Continue reading →
May 20, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on RST supported over 200 children in 2015-16. This should not be happening.
We recently posted information and figures about the destitution grants we provided in 2015-16 (read more here). RST’s information and comments were subsequently included in The National article: ‘Groups line up to damn way asylum system lets kids down‘ on 12th … Continue reading →