Refugee Survival Trust

The Refugee Survival Trust is a small charity that provides grants and integrated suport services to asylum seekers and refugees living in Scotland. These grants and services alleviate poverty and destitution, or help refugees and asylum seekers to access education and employment, and to integrate. More about us


Our work focuses on four key areas:

1. Destitution


Our integrated Destitute Asylum Seeker Service and our Destitution Grants help destitute asylum seekers and refugees when they have nowhere else to turn

2. Integration


Our Access to Education and Employment grants help people to overcome hurdles to joining courses or starting work, whilst our befriending programme offers the opportunity to get to know the local people and culture better.

3. Awareness raising

RST destitution grants 2015 2017

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4. Research and policy

We use information and experience gained from our work to lobby for improved conditions for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland.