News

  • Reconnecting with education as part of COVID recovery

    Jan 2021

    An Educational Equity smart grant of $40,000 has been awarded to the Beyond the Bell program on the Great South Coast to support students to reconnect with school as part of COVID response.

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  • Students get their hands dirty to learn more about biodiversity conservation

    Jan 2021

    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 of an $80,000 grant from the Ross Trust.

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  • Building opportunities to support the conservation of East Gippsland forests

    Dec 2020

    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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  • 50 years provides an opportunity to look back

    Dec 2020

    In the coming year, we will celebrate 50 years of the Trust by highlighting some of the key achievements over the past five decades. Here is a taste of the timeline.

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  • My Tech – get set for high school

    Dec 2020

    A grant of $300,000 over three years has been awarded to Western Port Secondary College for its My Tech project, to ensure students entering high school have the access to technology they need.

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  • Charter guides ethical approach to philanthropy

    Dec 2020

    The Ross Trust is formalising its ethical approach to philanthropy, decision-making and operations with the adoption of an Ethics Charter.

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  • 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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