The Ross Trust is committed to creating positive social and environmental change so Victorians can thrive. Since 1971, we have granted more than $150 million to deliver educational opportunities for young Victorians, assist community groups with social justice projects, enhance biodiversity, and respond to Victorians in crisis through emergency support and other assistance. Today, the social and economic challenges faced by Victorians are significant many vulnerable people remain in desperate need of support. With this in mind, our FY25 granting strategy reflects the needs of the Victorian community.

The Ross Trust has increased its annual granting allocation for the 2025 financial year to support:
• educational equity funding with an increased focus on school attendance and engagement
• focus on social justice and human rights, and
• building rural community resilience in Victoria.

All grants are by invitation only If you wish to express initial interest, please contact us.

We remain committed to our many active biodiversity conservation grant partners that are undertaking significant work across Victoria and Australia.

  • Educational equity
  • Rural community resilience
  • Social Justice


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Latest news

  • The Ross Trust in $5 million partnership to back rural communities

    24 May 2024

    The Ross Trust is one of four Victorian philanthropics that have joined forces in a unique $5 mil...

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  • Helping to make dreams a reality for young carers

    11 Apr 2024

    Madeleine Buchner had to navigate a challenging path as a girl. She was a carer for her brother, ...

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  • Young adults to find a place to call home

    13 Feb 2024

    Nearly 40 young homeless adults are about to move into brand new housing in an innovative and uni...

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  • Preparing young First Nations women to be leaders

    11 Dec 2023

    A new engagement project will help to prepare First Nations girls in the south-west of Victoria t...

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New grants approved (2022-23)
$4.3m
Grants paid (2022-23)
$149m
Approved in grants since 1970

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