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BLOG: Charity Partnerships: What’s in it for you?
2 weeks ago

BLOG: Charity Partnerships: What’s in it for you?

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By Kate Dixon, Corporate and Grants Fundraising Coordinator at the Rock Trust

 

I’ve worked for charities for over 6 years now, having come to the sector following a career …
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News: Housing Benefits for 18-21s
3 weeks ago

News: Housing Benefits for 18-21s

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All 18-21 year olds to be able to access support with housing costs!

-statement from Kate Polson, Rock Trust CEO

We started the Easter weekend with great news for young …
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Together For Homelessness Kilt Walk
1 month ago

Together For Homelessness Kilt Walk

6 organisations, 1,000 walkers, 1 cause

We are delighted to announce that we have joined 5 other organisations to form ‘Together for Homelessness’, a unique new partnership approach to tackling …
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BLOG: Doing Our Duty
1 month ago

BLOG: Doing Our Duty

A Day with the Rock Trust Duty Team By Andy Murdoch – Compass Operations Manager at the Rock Trust

 

It’s 9.15am when the first call comes in to the …
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BLOG: We need to talk about private renting in Edinburgh
2 months ago

BLOG: We need to talk about private renting in Edinburgh

By Madeline Cross, Events and Communications Coordinator at the Rock Trust

What are the causes of homelessness? We ask again and again. We share evidence. We share reports. Some of …
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BLOG: Housing First for Youth – Getting it Right
3 months ago

BLOG: Housing First for Youth – Getting it Right

International Learning Experience Dublin 2018 By Alistair MacDermid – Rock Trust Operational Manager (West Lothian)

 

Having devised and led on the implementation of the UK’s first Housing First for …
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Catering Academy Launches
3 months ago

Catering Academy Launches

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Sign up today to have tasty meals delivered straight to your door for FREE!

If you are aged 16-25 and living in temporary or supported accommodation we want to hear …
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Good Grief All-Day Fundraiser
4 months ago

Good Grief All-Day Fundraiser

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Good Grief presents an all-day music festival in aid of the Rock Trust!

 

 

 

Sunday 21 January 2018 4pm-11pm £10 – All proceeds to The Rock Trust Food …
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Sleep Out 2017
5 months ago

Sleep Out 2017

On November 3rd 2017 we held our 24th annual Sleep Out at Festival Square Edinburgh.

The Sleep Out is the largest event in the Rock Trust year, providing a valuable …
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Tesco Bank Digital Team pick up their paintbrushes
8 months ago

Tesco Bank Digital Team pick up their paintbrushes

At the beginning of August the digital team from our partner Tesco Bank swapped their day jobs for paint brushes to help transform one of our flats for a young person.


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Sleep Out
10 months ago

Sleep Out

Since our first Sleep Out in 1993, over 2,000 people have participated in one of our Sleep Out events, collectively raising over half a million pounds towards our services …
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Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!
10 months ago

Bidding begins on Postcard Art 2017!

From Friday 23rd June, we are once again bringing together some of Scotland’s best known artists in a bid to tackle youth homelessness.

Our sixth postcard art auction has seen 97 …
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Street Art, Equality & Diversity
1 year ago

Street Art, Equality & Diversity

For the past 6 weeks the Rock Trust’s Compass team have been exploring themes of equality and discrimination through the medium of Street Art.

Young people who volunteered to part …
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Peer mentors wanted in West Lothian!
1 year ago

Peer mentors wanted in West Lothian!

Do you want to use your life experience in a positive way? We run a vital project in West Lothian where young people are matched with mentors who have had …
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Nightstop information evening – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm
1 year ago

Nightstop information evening – Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm

Do you have an occasional spare room? Are you interested in becoming a volunteer host for Nightstop Edinburgh?

Nightstop is a free service we offer vulnerable homeless young people aged …
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BLOG: Take Action on Homeless Sunday

What will you do to mark Homeless Sunday?

This year, Homeless Sunday is on Sunday 22nd January 2017 across England, Wales and Scotland.

Each year, churches, communities, families and individuals across the …
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BLOG: Innovation and Evidence
1 year ago

BLOG: Innovation and Evidence

Why we need to work together and use evidence based methods to address homelessness

Blog from Rock Trust CEO, Kate Polson:

“The Rock Trust has been working with young homeless …
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Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor bring the magic of Christmas to homeless youth

We are delighted that new supporters Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor very kindly donated a taste of Christmas to vulnerable young people in Scotland’s capital.

On Tuesday 20th December, 20 of our young …
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BLOG: working it out
1 year ago

BLOG: working it out

In response to an identified need, we have just started an employability project which trains our young people in practical skills and gives them a taster of working life. Here …
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190 young people Sleep out and raise £17,385
1 year ago

190 young people Sleep out and raise £17,385

Our Under 21 Sleep Out  –a special sponsored Sleep Out event just for young …
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PRide Winners!
1 year ago

PRide Winners!

PRide Winners!

In October, Rock Trust Fundraising and Events Coordinator Katriona Harding attended the PRide Awards Scotland, an awards ceremony to recognise the outstanding PR work delivered across Scotland.

We …
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A resounding success for Sleep Out 2016
1 year ago

A resounding success for Sleep Out 2016

 

On Friday 4th November, over 90 people from across central Scotland donned their beanie hats, scarves and gloves as they got ready to spend a night on the concrete of …
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25th Birthday Appeal #120nightSTOP
2 years ago

25th Birthday Appeal #120nightSTOP

HELP OUR APPEAL

To mark our 25th birthday, we’ve launched a special appeal.

We need to raise £6,000 to provide 120 safe nights for vulnerable young people aged between 16 and 25.

They’re vulnerable, …
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Day 25 of 25: A HUGE thank you!
2 years ago

Day 25 of 25: A HUGE thank you!

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We were delighted to be joined by founding members of the Rock Trust, past and present board members, staff, former young people, long term supporters and fundraisers and Kevin Stewart …
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Day 24 of 25: Transforming lives and realising potential
2 years ago

Day 24 of 25: Transforming lives and realising potential

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Ben Macpherson MSP, AJ Stewart and Allison Calder celebrate our 25th birthday together at the Parliament.

In Ben’s words “The Rock Trust make a real difference to the lives …
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