August 29, 2017
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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

July 24, 2017
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RST arts workshops & Edinburgh Fringe performance

Here’s a very rare chance to be involved in creating a work of art and putting on a performance during the world-renowned Edinburgh Fringe. RST is 21 years old and we celebrating this milestone by devising and presenting a participatory … Continue reading

June 18, 2017
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RST International Folk Concert, 21st June

Join us as part of Refugee Festival Scotland for an international folk concert featuring a unique blend of old and new, with: Kameran Hamo Kameran Hamo has been living in Edinburgh for a year, and has kindly played at many … Continue reading

June 1, 2017
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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 15, 2017
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Preventing homelessness through the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service

Guest post by Katharine Weatherhead Next month, it will have been four years since the publication of a report entitled Preventing Destitute Homelessness (June 2013). The report, commissioned by the Refugee Survival Trust and compiled by Community InfoSource, investigated the … Continue reading

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 13, 2017
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ELREC Cycles for Refugees

We’re absolutely delighted that the Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has chosen the Refugee Survival Trust as the charity partner for their upcoming cycle event on 26 March in Edinburgh! The 6 mile cycle ride, which will start at Bangholm Outdoor … 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