Programs

R E Ross Trust Emergency Relief and Material Aid Program

The Trust’s Emergency Relief and Material Aid (ER&MA) Program was established in 2001 to assist charitable organisations meeting the immediate and basic needs of those most disadvantaged and vulnerable in Victoria.

The program is reviewed by the Trust on a triennial basis to ensure it continues to effectively assist welfare agencies meet the needs of the community. The Trust has responded to recommendations made in each of the reviews, adjusting and expanding the Program to improve the effectiveness of these limited resources. The Trust maintains a close relationship with Emergency Relief Victoria and receives monthly reports regarding sector changes and developments.

The following organisations are currently involved in the Ross Trust’s Emergency Relief and Material Aid Program:

ANGLICARE
Towards ER&MA for clients in the northern metropolitan growth corridor

ASYLUM SEEKER RESOURCE CENTRE 
Towards ER&MA for asylum seekers and refugees, including those living in detention

BROTHERHOOD OF ST LAURENCE 
Towards educational packs to be distributed in metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria

COUNCIL OF SINGLE MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN 
Towards ER&MA aid to assist single parents in the metropolitan Melbourne and rural Victoria

COMMUNITY SUPPORT FRANKSTON 
Towards ER&MA for clients in the Frankston area

CRANBOURNE INFORMATION AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Towards education supplies, school uniforms and school excursions/camps for families and their children in the City of Casey

DANDENONG RANGES EMERGENCY RELIEF
Towards ER&MA for clients in the Dandenong Ranges area

FOUNDATION FOR RURAL & REGIONAL RENEWAL
Towards Back to School vouchers (servicing La Trobe Valley, Grampians, East Gippsland, Colac Otway, West Wimmera, Glenelg, Greater Shepparton, Moira, Strathbogie, Murrindindi)

HANOVER 
Towards ER&MA for clients who are homeless or at risk of homelessness

LODDON MALLEE ACCOMMODATION NETWORK (LOMA) 
Towards education supplies, school uniforms and school excursions/camps for children across the Loddon Mallee Region

MACKILLOP FAMILY SERVICES   
Towards ER&MA for clients in the outer Western suburbs
 
MORNINGTON COMMUNITY SUPPORT AND INFORMATION CENTRE  
Towards delivering emergency relief, financial counselling, no interest loans in the areas of Mt Eliza, Mornington, Mt Martha and Moorooduc

ORBOST NEIGHBOURHOOD HOUSE
Towards ER&MA for clients in the Gippsland region

ST MARK’S COMMUNITY CENTRE 
Towards ER&MA for people living in Fitzroy

SOUTHERN PENINSULA COMMUNITY SUPPORT & INFORMATION CENTRE INC
Towards ER&MA assisting clients on the  Mornington Peninsula

THE QUEEN’S FUND 
Towards ER&MA for women and children

WESTERN PORT COMMUNITY SUPPORT CENTRE 
Western Port region

WHITTLESEA COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Towards ER&MA for clients in Whittlesea