26 Apr 2022Did you know that in Australia, 1355 flora species are under threat? One way to prevent them becoming extinct is ‘translocation’ – the intentional transfer of plants or regenerative plant material from a collection or a natural population to a new location. In 2020, the Ross Trust committed to providing $53,763 to the Australian Network for Plant Conservation for its unique ‘Plants going Places’ project.
31 Mar 2022An impact investment loan from The Ross Trust to an innovative real estate agency is helping to improve the lives and futures of women and children in need.
28 Feb 2022Formerly disengaged students now in a ground-breaking education model supported by The Ross Trust and other philanthropic partners, have successfully moved through to the second year of the program.
10 Dec 2021The Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries have long valued our relationships with the communities we work in and the people we work with.
7 Dec 2021A new program in Shepparton that prepares children from refugee and asylum seeker backgrounds for school is turning out to be helping their parents just as much.
23 Nov 2021The prestigious National Geographic magazine has labelled the stunning Otways ecotourism attraction Wildlife Wonders as one of top five places in the world to enjoy nature in 2022.
19 Nov 2021The Ross Trust has played a key part in the healing of the East Gippsland region in aftermath of the 2019-20 bushfires disaster by providing a bushfire recovery grant to the East Gippsland Landcare Network (EGLN) of $89,950.
18 Oct 2021A unique new online learning portal will provide an opportunity for all Victorian students to make connections with First Nations Elders.
18 Oct 2021In 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 often steered clear of funding ‘controversial’ causes. But an initial $120,000 from The Ross Trust to fund an administrative officer not only began a strong relationship, but also sent a message of confidence to other funding bodies. The ASRC is now Australia’s largest human rights organisation providing support to people seeking asylum. Based in Footscray, it is an independent not-for-profit that supports and empowers, champions rights, and mobilises compassion.
14 Oct 2021The Ross Trust has a long, proud history of making a positive impact to people’s lives through supporting vulnerable groups and communities, and educational and environmental causes. Our founder, the late Roy Everard Ross, could probably not have foreseen how far and wide his philanthropy has reached to help Victorians thrive.