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Apply for a Grant

Contacting the Ross Trust
Once you have read the Guidelines, all potential applicants are advised to contact the R E Ross Trust to discuss their application. Trust staff will be able to answer any questions you may have about the application process and the eligibility of your request.

Application Forms
The Ross Trust accepts applications throughout the year, these applications are considered for approval at Trustees meetings held monthly (excluding January). Grant seekers must use the current application form and complete each section.

Organisations can apply for:
Grants of up to $10,000 may be sought for one year only which includes small grants for capacity building, or;

Grants may be sought for periods of up to three years to a maximum of $30,000 per year. Multi-year grants may be made where there is clear evidence that the organisation can demonstrate the impact to be achieved over this timeframe.

All requests must be based on, and include a fully costed budget. To gain an appreciation for the mix of activity and value of grants made by the Ross Trust in the current financial year, we suggest you review the recent grants made by the Trust on our website.

Application form (for impact areas A,B & C) 
Application form (for impact area D)

Closing dates and receipt of applications
The Trust accepts applications throughout the year. Applications are considered at scheduled monthly meetings (excluding January). Organisations will receive written notification of Trustees’ decisions within eight to twelve weeks of an application being received.

Receipt of application is acknowledged by email followed by written notification of Trustees’ decision within eight to 12 weeks of an application being received.

Please note: The Trust reserves the right to seek assistance from external experts in examining and assessing applications. Please do not provide additional materials, such as CDs or DVDs to support your application. Any additional material received is unable to be returned.