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  • Celebrating 50 years of working across Victoria

    14 Oct 2021

    The 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.

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  • Riding out the storm with the community

    9 Sep 2021

    Victorians were shocked by the severe storms and floods that ravaged Gippsland and the Dandenong Ranges in the winter of 2021 – but The Ross Trust has been there to support the communities as they rebuild and recover.

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  • Helping Afghans in crisis

    9 Sep 2021

    The Ross Trust is providing critical support to Refugee Legal - an independent community legal centre specialising in refugee and immigration law, policy and practice - to enable them to provide vital legal help to many people in desperate need who are impacted by the crisis in Afghanistan. This legal help is focused on evacuating individuals and families from Afghanistan, and for Afghans in Australia seeking to secure enduring safety in Australia.

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  • Supporting communities in COVID crisis

    8 Sep 2021

    The Ross Trust is providing desperately needed emergency assistance to Victorian communities that are heavily impacted by COVID.

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  • Funding to map our platypus population

    8 Sep 2021

    The Ross Trust is thrilled to be playing a vital role in the Great Australian Platypus Search, which has begun in Victoria as one of the largest citizen scientist projects in the world.

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  • Caring for Melbourne’s ‘other’ river

    2 Sep 2021

    The Yarra is the first name that usually springs to mind when people think of a Melbourne waterway. But there is another important and much-loved river – the Maribyrnong, which at 160km long is home to flora and fauna including platypus and birds of prey, culturally significant, and a place of calmness for many.

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  • Watertrust Australia ready to dive in

    1 Sep 2021

    The new national independent policy centre Watertrust Australia Ltd has begun operations, thanks to a unique coalition of philanthropic funders, including The Ross Trust.

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  • Joint statement on behalf of Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries

    20 Mar 2021

    The Ross Trust and Hillview Quarries have been a part of the Peninsula community for more than 50 years and have a proud history of supporting many causes including environmental projects and preservation of the natural environment.

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  • Bringing growling grass frogs back to Winton Wetlands

    23 Feb 2021

    Endangered growling grass frogs will be returned to their natural habitat in northern Victoria through a project aiming to restore biodiversity to the Winton Wetlands with the support of a $36,500 grant from the Ross Trust.

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  • Helping East Gippsland children to ‘build back better’

    23 Feb 2021

    A three-year grant from the Ross Trust will enable the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative to continue its efforts to ensure children in East Gippsland have a voice in the region’s recovery from years of drought, bushfires and the pandemic.

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