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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    8 Nov 2022

    The Ross Trust is supporting a unique project that aims to improve the understanding of ‘gnammas’...

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  • Lived experience the key to trauma support

    7 Jul 2022

    Survivors of trauma will play a crucial role in an innovative Lived Experience Council at Austral...

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  • Cats, foxes, goats and more: Reporting on Australia’s invasive species

    5 Jul 2022

    Cats, foxes, goats and more: Reporting on Australia’s invasive species Australia has one of...

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  • Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe

    5 Jul 2022

    Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe A recent study by LGBTQIA+ youth organisation Mi...

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New grants approved (2021-22)
$3.5m
Grants paid (2021-22)
$146m
Approved in grants since 1970