The Ross Trust is a perpetual charitable trust with a vision to create positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive. As a compassionate and responsive philanthropic leader, we want to enable young people in Victoria by giving them equitable access to education, so they can complete their secondary schooling regardless of their circumstances. We work with partners to ensure Victoria’s biodiversity is conserved, protected and valued by all as part of a healthy and resilient environment.

From time to time, the Ross Trust will fund to other areas of need including responding to Victorians in crisis and working collaboratively to build the capacity of the philanthropic and social sector.

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Latest news

  • Raise the Rate has our support

    Jul 2020

    We have increased our support for the Raise the Rate campaign in light of the clear opportunity p...

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  • New Trust Chair takes the helm

    Jul 2020

    Corporate advisor and passionate education advocate, Jeremy Kirkwood, is the new Chair of the Ros...

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  • More funds for East Gippsland bushfire recovery

    Jul 2020

    Almost $250,000 from the Trust has been granted to post bushfire response projects to help disast...

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  • Educational Equity Smart Grants on hold to allow for bushfire and coronavirus response

    Jun 2020

    We have made a decision to put our Educational Equity Smart Grants on hold until the end of 2020....

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New grants approved (2018-19)
$3.7m
Value of grants (2018-19)
$118.5m
Funds distributed since 1970