We are recruiting! Policy and fundraising professionals please apply!

We’re delighted to announce that we are now recruiting for two new positions within our team at the Refugee Survival Trust in Glasgow: Policy and Research Officer We’re looking for an experienced, talented and enthusiastic Policy and Research Officer to manage and develop RST’s policy work to enable the organisation…

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Rebecca’s Running for Refugees – Raising money & awareness for refugees who face destitution & in support of the amazing work of RST

Following the recent RST post which highlighted the increased need for destitution grants and the potential risk of losing destitution grants in the future, I felt compelled to respond and find a way to raise funds for this incredible charity. The thought of what might happen to people if they…

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Destitute asylum seekers in Scotland to lose safety net when Destitution Grants programme is suspended

The Refugee Survival Trust, a small Scottish charity supporting asylum seekers and refugees, has today written to its partners to inform them that after many years of continuous operation, it will most likely be forced to suspend applications to its Destitution Grants programme at the end of the month. RST’s…

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Through the Eyes of Scotland’s Refugees – An Exhibition

We are delighted to have been chosen by Colours of Edinburgh as one of the beneficiaries of their upcoming event “Through the eyes of Scotland’s Refugees”, an art exhibition that creates a platform for refugees in Scotland to share their voices. This exhibition will feature multimedia artwork inspired by interviews with local…

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Youth Philanthropy Initiative with Mearns Castle High School

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition….

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Thanks to all at the Jedburgh 3 Peaks Ultramarathon

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 the day for a spot of running. Ulp! RST staff…

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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 our temporary project accommodation with their weekly shop. The people we…

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