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 →
October 17, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on Freshly leeked – Veg Pledge is back!
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 →
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 18, 2017
by rst2012 Comments Off on 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 →
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 →
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 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 →
August 19, 2016
by rst2012 Comments Off on 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 →