Grant stories

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

    Cats, foxes, goats and more: Reporting on Australia’s invasive species Australia has one of the worst animal extinction records in the world, due mainly to invasive species. And the threa...

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    Fund amount:
    $45,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe

    Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe A recent study by LGBTQIA+ youth organisation Minus18 found that only 37 per cent of students in regional and rural schools felt that it would be sa...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Conserving our woodland birds, with farmers’ help

    BirdLife Australia has been a voice for birds for more than a century, protecting birds and their habitats through research, conservation programs and advocacy. Since 2017, BirdLife has facilitated...

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    Fund amount:
    $225,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Eastern Metro

    Year:
    2021

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

    Children impacted by family violence are often forced into hiding or need to move multiple times – and the disruptions can lead to them falling behind at school and becoming isolated from friends. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Improving Farms for the Future

    The Ross Trust is pleased to be supporting Sustainable Farms, an initiative that has been conducting wildlife surveys on farms for more than 20 years to determine how plants and animals respond to ...

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    Fund amount:
    $300,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Funding to Support Advocacy for Asylum Seekers

    A leading social justice legal centre is able to employ a senior solicitor to protect and promote the human rights of asylum seekers, thanks to Ross Trust funding.

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    Fund amount:
    $150,000

    Program area:
    Other

    Year:
    2021

  • Helping Students Thrive

    After previously supporting Wallaroo Primary School with smaller grants, The Ross Trust has recently committed $120,000 over three years to the school’s Thrive Program.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2021

  • Keeping At-Risk Girls Supported and Safe

    The Ross Trust is pleased to be supporting a Mornington Peninsula program that is helping teenage girls who are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ and landing in the justice and care system.

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2021

  • 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