Grant stories

  • Cultural education portal to boost links with First Nations people

    A unique new online learning portal will provide an opportunity for all Victorian students to make connections with First Nations Elders.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2021

  • A long and loyal relationship

    In the early 2000s, The Ross Trust took what was then a bold step – supporting the newly formed Asylum Seekers Resource Centre (ASRC). While it might not seem significant today, philanthropies then...

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    Fund amount:
    $1.9 million across 14 grants

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Year:
    2003 - 2020

  • Riding out the storm with the community

    Victorians were shocked by the severe storms and floods that ravaged Gippsland and the Dandenong Ranges in the winter of 2021 – but The Ross Trust has been there to support the communities as they ...

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    Fund amount:
    $130,000

    Program area:
    Other

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Helping Afghans in crisis

    The Ross Trust is providing critical support to Refugee Legal - an independent community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law, policy and practice - to enable them to provide vi...

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    Fund amount:
    $85,000

    Program area:
    Other

    Location:
    Global

    Year:
    2021

  • Supporting communities in COVID crisis

    The Ross Trust is providing desperately needed emergency assistance to Victorian communities that are heavily impacted by COVID.

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    Fund amount:
    $90,000

    Program area:
    Other

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Funding to map our platypus population

    The Ross Trust is thrilled to be playing a vital role in the Great Australian Platypus Search, which has begun in Victoria as one of the largest citizen scientist projects in the world.

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    Fund amount:
    200,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021-2022

  • Caring for Melbourne’s ‘other’ river

    The Yarra is the first name that usually springs to mind when people think of a Melbourne waterway. But there is another important and much-loved river – the Maribyrnong, which at 160km long i...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Maribyrnong River

    Year:
    2021

  • Watertrust Australia ready to dive in

    The new national independent policy centre Watertrust Australia Ltd has begun operations, thanks to a unique coalition of philanthropic funders, including The Ross Trust.

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    Fund amount:
    $1,000,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Canberra

    Year:
    2021

  • Bringing growling grass frogs back to Winton Wetlands

    Endangered growling grass frogs will be returned to their natural habitat in northern Victoria through a project aiming to restore biodiversity to the Winton Wetlands with the support of a $36,500 ...

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    Fund amount:
    $36,500

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Hume

    Year:
    2021

  • Helping East Gippsland children to ‘build back better’

    A three-year grant from the Ross Trust will enable the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative to continue its efforts to ensure children in East Gippsland have a voice in the region’s recovery from years ...

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    Fund amount:
    $239,896

    Program area:
    Other

    Location:
    East Gippsland

    Year:
    2021-2023