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

  • Smart Grant Applications On Hold Due to Increased Demand for Funding

    Jun 2021

    With demand for our grants continuing to increase, we’ve decided to put applications via our webs...

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  • Joint Statement on Behalf of Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries

    Mar 2021

    The Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries have been a part of the Peninsula community for more than 50...

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  • Bringing growling grass frogs back to Winton Wetlands

    Feb 2021

    Endangered growling grass frogs will be returned to their natural habitat in northern Victoria th...

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  • Helping East Gippsland children to ‘build back better’

    Feb 2021

    A three-year grant from the Ross Trust will enable the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative to continu...

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New grants approved (2020-21)
Grants paid (2020-21)
Approved in grants since 1970