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

  • Conserving our woodland birds, with farmers’ help

    2 Jun 2022

    BirdLife Australia has been a voice for birds for more than a century, protecting birds and their...

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  • Trust funding for unique program for children impacted by family violence

    2 Jun 2022

    Children impacted by family violence are often forced into hiding or need to move multiple times ...

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  • Improving Farms for the Future

    19 May 2022

    The Ross Trust is pleased to be supporting Sustainable Farms, an initiative that has been conduct...

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  • Funding to Support Advocacy for Asylum Seekers

    5 Apr 2022

    A leading social justice legal centre is able to employ a senior solicitor to protect and promote...

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