Program areas

Program Area A: Improved outcomes for the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised Victorians

The Ross Trust prioritises those experiencing personal, social or financial disadvantage.
Priority is given to applications supporting:

  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Asylum seekers, refugees, newly arrived migrants and culturally and linguistically diverse communities
  • Greater access to mental health education
  • Individuals/families experiencing family violence*, abuse or neglect
  • Offenders, ex-offenders, those at risk of offending and their families
  • Disadvantage in small rural communities

Please Note
Applications to improve outcomes for Aboriginal Australians are only accepted from:

  • Aboriginal controlled or managed organisations (or in collaboration with); or
  • Organisations with Aboriginal board members, staff or advisers.

High Priority:

  • The most vulnerable and marginalised
  • Grassroots initiatives
  • Early intervention and prevention
  • Programs that break cycles
  • Building capacity
  • Evidence of need and value for money
  • Strong partnerships
  • Ability to leverage funds

*Applications addressing family violence must be in-line with one or more of the recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence (Victoria)