Grant stories

  • 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

  • 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