Grant stories

  • 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

  • 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

  • Building opportunities to support the conservation of East Gippsland forests

    The Ross Trust has provided an advocacy grant of $198,000 to The Wilderness Society, for East Gippsland’s Emerald Link, part of a strategy to protect the region’s high conservation value forests.

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    Fund amount:
    $198,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    East Gippsland

    Year:
    2020

  • $1 million towards independent water policy for the future

    Creating an enduring, sustainable water policy for Australia is at the core of a new model proposed by philanthropy to address one of the most complex public policy challenges we face.

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    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

  • Helmeted Honeyeater habitat results draw new funding

    Based on outstanding results from a previous habitat restoration project, the Ross Trust has backed the Friends of the Helmeted Honeyeater to expand their work.

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    Fund amount:
    $164,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Yarra Ranges

    Year:
    2020

  • Advocating for our parks and wildlife

    Jordan Crook is the new Nature Conservation Campaigner with the Victorian National Parks Association (VNPA), with the supported of an Advocacy Grant.

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    Fund amount:
    $223,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2020

  • Funding reef restoration off the coast of Dromana

    A grant of $287,000 over two years will support The Nature Conservancy Australia’s plan to bring back Victoria’s lost reefs, with a reef restoration project in Port Phillip Bay off the coast of Dro...

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    Fund amount:
    $287,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula

    Year:
    2020