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.

Are you eligible to apply?

Find out whether your organisation is eligible for one of our Smart Grants.

Apply now

See where we’ve granted

Latest news

  • An important advocate for Melbourne’s Maribyrnong River

    22 May 2023

    An important advocate for Melbourne’s Maribyrnong River

    Read more

  • Keeping it real for disengaged students in the north

    22 May 2023

    As a child, Foxy was certain that high school would signal the end of her formal education.

    Read more

  • Helping Ballarat community organisations get and stay connected

    5 Apr 2023

    Charities and community groups often rely heavily on technology - but access to facilities and eq...

    Read more

  • Theatre program helps to divert student paths to a better future

    28 Mar 2023

    At 13-years old, Hayley Wallace rarely attended school, had extreme anxiety, and was starting to ...

    Read more

New grants approved (2021-22)
Grants paid (2021-22)
Approved in grants since 1970