Latest RST News, out now!

Keep up with all the latest RST news in our bumper Spring 2018 newsletter! Find out about new developments in the Destitute Asylum Seeker Service, see what we’ve been up to on the outreach and integration side of things, and enjoy a beautiful selection of Glasgow photos taken by current…

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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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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 Edinburgh. This performance celebrated RST’s 21 years of supporting destitute…

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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 concerts for RST and other refugee charities. We are delighted to…

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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 to resolve their cases. We are now raising funds for…

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