HR and Finance professionals: We Need You!

After many years of dedicated service, our treasurer and the head of our HR subgroup plan to stand down from our Board of Trustees before the end of the year, so we are now looking for enthusiastic individuals with expertise in HR and finance to fill this incredibly important knowledge…

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Countdown to the RST AGM and photo exhibition!

Just 4 days until our Annual General Meeting and this year it’s an AGM with a twist, as we’ll be combining the event with a photography exhibition featuring photos from our befriending programme, and there will be lots of delicious food and drink on offer! Come along to Townhead Village Hall (…

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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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“We can’t just blame Serco” says RST

Small Scottish charity Refugee Survival Trust has welcomed the news that Serco has temporarily paused their plans to change the locks of 330 asylum seekers who are overstaying their tenancy agreements, but says that the problem is bigger than Serco. A number of protests were organised in Glasgow after Serco…

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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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Ye dancin’? Get ready for RST’s May ceilidh!

There are just a few days until we will be joining together with our staff, volunteers and friends for a May Ceilidh! Featuring the incredible Point Five ceilidh band, the evening will kick off at 8pm on Tuesday 15th May at the Kinning Park complex in Glasgow and will be ABSOLUTELY…

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Become an RST Trustee!

  Would you like to make a difference in the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our society? The Refugee Survival Trust is recruiting for new board members! We are looking for enthusiastic board members who have the motivation and time to commit around 6-10 hours per…

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In the news again…

Our record-breaking year in 2017 has been picked up by The Ferret, which today features an in-depth article about Scotland’s “invisible epidemic” of refugee destitution. The article, by Karin Goodwin, looks at the increase in demand on services such as RST’s destitution grants programme, as well as other support services provided by…

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