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Apply for a Grant

Lodgement of applications and closing dates

All grant seekers are required to contact the Ross Trust office by email to confirm eligibility and their intention to apply prior to submitting an application online.

Please download our Eligibility questions and email responses to A staff member will respond within seven working days.

Grants available:

The Trust is only accepting applications for one-year grants for a maximum of $40,000 until 14 February 2019. After this time, a new granting strategy and new guidelines will be introduced.

All requests must be based on and include a fully costed budget.

Assessment process

To determine priority when assessing applications, the Ross Trust takes into consideration:

  • Evidence of need and value for money
  • Project reach/scope
  • Expected outcomes
  • Outcomes measurement
  • Staff expertise and/or volunteers
  • Strong governance and leadership
  • Financial position
  • Adherence to regulation requirements and reporting bodies (eg. the ACNC or Consumer Affairs Victoria)
  • Ability to partner and collaborate
  • Sustainability

Please ensure these points are addressed in applications.


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


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.