Grant stories

  • Addressing the risk of homelessness

    The Ross Trust has joined with other philanthropic partners to address the risk of homelessness and financial disadvantage for young people in Victoria attempting to continue their education. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $240,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2019

  • Creating work experience and inspiration for young people

    A grant to the Ourschool program is helping state secondary schools build thriving alumni communities to benefit current students...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2017

  • Ready to learn

    It takes a village to raise a child and this saying is being put into practice very effectively for the children and families of Rosebud West on the Mornington Peninsula, using an evidence-based ap...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Other

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula

    Year:
    2018

  • No limits to learning on the Mornington Peninsula

    The Ross Trust has granted $120,000 over three years to a program which will use speech pathology to improve oral language of children, so they are ready to learn when they start school....

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2018

  • Breaking down barriers for asylum seeker children

    The Refugee Migrant Children Centre (RMCC) will expand its work with young people from asylum seeker, refugee and migrant backgrounds with Braybrook and Sunshine Colleges, with the help of a $30,0...

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    Fund amount:
    $30,000 for one year

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2018

  • Improving family violence data collection and analysis

    In a Victorian first, a partnership of family violence services is working together on a method to analyse data that will give them an accurate picture of the impact of family violence and the use ...

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    Fund amount:
    $40,000

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Grampians

    Year:
    2019

  • Keeping culture strong

    Creating a healing space and keeping culture strong for the Mornington Peninsula’s growing Aboriginal population, was the driving force behind employing a gathering place coordinator for the Willum...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula

    Year:
    2015

  • Discovering a love of science

    Australia’s economy is set to benefit significantly if we can boost the number of students pursuing further study in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). The Discovery Science and Tec...

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Arts, Culture and Education

    Location:
    Loddon Mallee

    Year:
    2017

  • Relationships supporting school retention

    A diverse and engaging program for students has resulted in an increase in Year 12 completion rates, consistently higher school attendance, and a clear preference for teenage Indigenous boys volunt...

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    Fund amount:
    $90,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Loddon

    Year:
    2014

  • Top marks for 5678

    A $75,000 grant over three years has funded a project giving a new voice to marginalised and disengaged students in Collingwood and Fitzroy, through the medium of film. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Arts, Culture and Education

    Location:
    Yarra

    Year:
    2016