News

  • Releasing our 2019-20 annual report

    Oct 2020

    The ability to step in and quickly respond to the bushfire and COVID-19 crises, along with a strong commitment to our funding priorities of biodiversity conservation and educational equity are the stand out features of our 2019-20 annual report.

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  • Whoever you are, whatever your background, we want you to succeed

    Oct 2020

    Making sure every child, every day is given the support they need to succeed is the key driver of the Learning Guarantee Project which has been established to address the state of readiness of students in Western Port as they transition from primary to secondary school.

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  • Champions pitch to reduce gambling harm

    Oct 2020

    The Alliance for Gambling Reform will work with an additional 50 people who have experienced the serious harm cause by gambling, and harness their storytelling skills as part of a strategy to reform the industry and prevent others experiencing similar trauma.

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  • $1 million towards independent water policy for the future

    Sep 2020

    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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  • Keeping it REAL in the northern suburbs

    Sep 2020

    The Northern Centre for Excellence in School Engagement will expand its work addressing primary school disengagement.

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  • Investing in an educational outcome for vulnerable students

    Sep 2020

    A ground-breaking impact investment model will sit behind Melbourne City Mission's vision to help vulnerable young people complete secondary education.

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  • Raise the Rate has our support

    Jul 2020

    We have increased our support for the Raise the Rate campaign in light of the clear opportunity presented by the temporary increase of payments to jobseekers as part of the government’s coronavirus response.

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  • New Trust Chair takes the helm

    Jul 2020

    Corporate advisor and passionate education advocate, Jeremy Kirkwood, is the new Chair of the Ross Trust.

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  • More funds for East Gippsland bushfire recovery

    Jul 2020

    Almost $250,000 from the Trust has been granted to post bushfire response projects to help disaster-affected communities start the long road to recovery.

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  • Educational Equity Smart Grants on hold to allow for bushfire and coronavirus response

    Jun 2020

    We have made a decision to put our Educational Equity Smart Grants on hold until the end of 2020.

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