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

A Program is an area of work the Trust could administer itself, however works through respected organisations that have particular expertise to either give grants or deliver a program on its behalf. It is an outsourcing arrangement, which is closely managed by the Trust’s staff. Programs have been designed and developed to achieve positive impact for the benefit of the public in areas of priority to the Trust and continue for a minimum of three years.