News

  • Annual report tells the story

    Dec 2019

    We’ve released our annual report for 2018-19, detailing 150 payments to new and existing grantees for the financial year, with a total value of $4.9 million.

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  • Field trip supports long-term thinking on biodiversity

    Dec 2019

    Trustees and staff of the Ross Trust were inspired by the environmental work being undertaken in central Victoria, on a recent field trip organised by the Australian Environmental Grantmakers Network.

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  • Phunktional, Guide Dogs on new list of grantees

    Dec 2019

    An early intervention program for babies and children living with low vision or blindness and a holiday arts program in the Mallee to engage First Nations and CALD young people, are amongst the projects awarded recent grants.

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  • Eastern Bettong set for a return to Victoria

    Nov 2019

    A grant of $200,000 over two years will help Odonata establish a safe haven for the reintroduction to Victoria of the Eastern Bettong and other priority endemic endangered species within the new Orana Farm Safe Haven, on the Loddon River.

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  • Improving mental health support in rural Victoria

    Nov 2019

    The YouThrive Victoria Rural Leaders program is about to enhance its wellbeing component to create a specific focus on mental health.

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  • Changing the rules on protection and restoration of waterways

    Nov 2019

    The Ross Trust has provided a $100,000 grant towards the River Laws Program, to advance law and policy reform for the protection and restoration of urban waterways and for Indigenous water rights in the southern Murray Darling Basin

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  • Finding the hook to keep students engaged

    Nov 2019

    Gippsland students will be the first in Victoria to benefit from a program designed to make a significant impact on learning outcomes for vulnerable students, by ensuring they make successful transition from primary to secondary school.

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  • Advocacy toolkit to give communities a voice

    Oct 2019

    The Ross Trust has been profiled as a case study as part of Philanthropy Australia’s new online advocacy toolkit.

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  • First grants awarded under new strategy

    Sep 2019

    As part of our new strategy, the first grants to support organisations striving to achieve educational equity and biodiversity conservation in Victoria have been awarded.

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  • Philanthropy backs Statement from the Heart

    Jul 2019

    The Ross Trust has joined with fellow philanthropic organisations to sign an open letter to the First Nations of Australia, supporting the Uluru Statement from the Heart.

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