Refugee Survival Trust Destitution Grants

The Trust gives small grants of £36 to asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland who do not receive support from the government or other sources and are at real risk of destitution.

These last resort grants are available to people seeking asylum and refugees for up to six months after they are granted refugee status.

We can also purchase tickets to Croydon and Liverpool for those who cannot afford the necessary travel to apply for asylum or submit further evidence.

Last updated on 19 September 2019

Who is eligible?

You can apply if you are living in Scotland, need financial assistance and are:

  • An asylum seeker
  • A refugee who has been granted refugee status in the last six months

How to apply?

A professional who works for one of Refugee Survival Trust’s partner organisations should apply on the person’s behalf.

The Trust’s partners are:



Please contact one of these organisations to find out how to apply.

Contact details

Refugee Survival Trust Floor 3, Robertson House
152 Bath Street
G2 4TB

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