News

  • Congratulations Margarita for 21 years with the Ross Trust

    7 Jul 2022

    Congratulations to our operations manager and executive assistant Margarita Sagris, who has marked 21 wonderful years with The Ross Trust.

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  • The Story of the Travelling Plants

    26 Apr 2022

    Did 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.

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  • Helping Women to be as Safe as Houses

    31 Mar 2022

    An 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.

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  • Unique Living Learning Program Moves into Second Year

    28 Feb 2022

    Formerly 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.

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  • Statement from the Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries

    10 Dec 2021

    The Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries have long valued our relationships with the communities we work in and the people we work with.

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  • Supporting CALD Children into School

    7 Dec 2021

    A 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.

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  • Victorian sanctuary named in world’s top five nature attractions

    23 Nov 2021

    The 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.

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  • Surviving, reviving and thriving

    19 Nov 2021

    The 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.

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  • Cultural education portal to boost links with First Nations people

    18 Oct 2021

    A unique new online learning portal will provide an opportunity for all Victorian students to make connections with First Nations Elders.

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  • A long and loyal relationship

    18 Oct 2021

    In 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.

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