Following its very successful launch in early summer, we are running another Veg Pledge to raise funds for our Destitute Asylum Seeker Service shopping budget programme. Through this programme, we give small amounts of cash to help destitute asylum seekers in … Continue reading →
September 13, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Jedburgh Three Peaks ultramarathon chooses RST as charity partner!
We’re absolutely delighted that the organisers of the Jedburgh Three Peaks ultramarathon have selected the Refugee Survival Trust as their charity partner. This year’s event, which takes place on Saturday 28 October, is a 38 mile, mostly off-road course. The … Continue reading →
August 29, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on 21 years of RST – Just Festival performance
August has been a month filled with creative arts workshops for RST, leading up to a large performance as part of the Just Festival’s Just Together showcase event in the spectacular surroundings of St John’s Church on Princes Street in … 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 →
May 22, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Veg pledge for asylum seekers
Unfortunately, many people within the UK’s asylum process experience destitution. The Refugee Survival Trust’s Destitute Asylum Seeker Service is a lifeline for these individuals; we provide comprehensive support, including organising accommodation, bus pass vouchers and legal advice to help them … Continue reading →
March 16, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on RST Newsletter hot off the press!
Our Spring Newsletter is hot off the press and includes information about all of our events and activities in 2016, and an opportunity to meet all of our new staff and board members! Subscribers will received electronic and hard copies shortly. … Continue reading →
February 21, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on 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 →
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 →