The Ross Trust selects and invites organisations to develop and design Collaborations in partnership with the Trust. It does not accept open requests under this strategy.

Through Collaborations, the Trust works with organisations to effect change on selected issues of importance. Collaborations were developed with the view that working with organisations in a more intensive and supported way over the medium to longer term will assist organisations to have a greater impact.

Collaborations can develop from the Open Grants program where staff become aware of a new organisation or emerging issue which aligns with the Trust’s areas of interest. Organisations are chosen based on their history of achieving successful outcomes in these areas.