Grant stories

  • 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

  • Reconnecting with education as part of COVID recovery

    An Educational Equity smart grant of $40,000 has been awarded to the Beyond the Bell program on the Great South Coast to support students to reconnect with school as part of COVID response.

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    Fund amount:
    $40,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Great South Coast

    Year:
    2021

  • Students get their hands dirty to learn more about biodiversity conservation

    Students from 30 government schools in Hume, Moreland and Boroondara will take part in biodiversity conservation education programs delivered by CERES Community Environment Park, with the support ...

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    Fund amount:
    $80,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Melbourne

    Year:
    2020