October 22, 2016
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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
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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
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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

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 19, 2016
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Unicef Children’s Champions network

One of RST’s volunteers, Sarah, reports from a meeting with Senior Campaign Advisor Kate Dentieth discussing ways of promoting Unicef’s new Children’s Champions network to campaign for refugee children. Unicef Children’s Champions network The aim is to lobby the government to … 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

May 20, 2016
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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