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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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 able to distribute one day Lothian bus and tram passes to destitute asylum…

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Access to Education and Employment grants re-opened

We are delighted to announce that the Refugee Survival Trust is once again welcoming applications to our Access to Education and Employment (A to EE) grants programme. A to EE grants are made to refugees and asylum seekers who need a small amount of money in order to attend college…

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It’s cold outside! To donate to RST’s Winter Bus Pass Scheme text FARE20 £5 to 70070

RST will be running our winter bus pass scheme again through the colder months. £5 will contribute to a day bus ticket for a destitute asylum seeker, meaning they can attend important appointments, for example with their doctor or solicitor. To support this scheme please text FARE20 £5 to 70070…

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