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No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF)

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Third Sector Support

Community based organisations provide a wide range of crisis supports for destitute people with No Recourse to Public Funds. There are growing networks across Scotland, although many are currently based in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 

Fair Way Scotland is a national partnership of charities working with academics, legal agencies and funders to improve collaboration and develop a human rights-based approach to ending destitution and to practically assist the delivery of the Ending Destitution Together and Ending Homelessness Together strategies. 

They are seeking to provide accommodation and holistic services across Scotland and are aiming to increase their capacity to collaborate with Local Authorities during 2022. 

Their delivery plan can be seen here: Fair-Way-Scotland-Delivery-Plan-FINAL-051021.pdf (

Local authorities should contact Maggie Brunjes for information about the partnership and opportunities in their local area:

There are a wide range of organisations that also provide support to people with No Recourse to Public Funds, such as:

JustRight Scotland

A human rights organisation with a Scottish Refugee & Migrant Centre 

Destitution – JustRight Scotland

Safe in Scotland

Safe in Scotland provides dignified accommodation and trauma-informed support for people experiencing asylum-related destitution.


Scottish Refugee Council

Advice, information and advocacy for asylum seekers and refugees

Migrant Help

Information about Home Office asylum support and assistance with making applications 

British Red Cross, Refugee Support Provides help with urgent needs, as well as a casework and advice service and crisis grant support

Refugee Survival Trust

Provide a destitution Grants programme that provides small one-off payments to refugees and people seeking asylum in Scotland facing extreme poverty and homelessness. 

Refugee Survival Trust – We support refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland to find a route out of poverty and to connect with other people in the community. (