Grant stories

  • Preparing young First Nations women to be leaders

    A new engagement project will help to prepare First Nations girls in the south-west of Victoria to be confident and connected future leaders.

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    Fund amount:
    $240,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Warrnambool

    Year:
    2023

  • Koorie Kids Homework Club grant - a safe space for children to learn

    Elders and inspiring Aboriginal community members will play a key role in a pioneering homework club initiative supported by The Ross Trust.

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    Fund amount:
    $150,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Frankston

    Year:
    2023

  • Building a better early start for First Nations children

    The Ross Trust is proud to be supporting a ground-breaking initiative that has the goal of transforming the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in Victoria.

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    Fund amount:
    $300,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2023

  • Theatre program helps to divert student paths to a better future

    At 13-years old, Hayley Wallace rarely attended school, had extreme anxiety, and was starting to develop a drug habit.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Barwon South West

    Year:
    2022

  • Stepping with confidence towards school

    Moving into kindergarten and primary school can be tricky at the best of times – and for many vulnerable families, it can present serious challenges.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2022

  • Helping mothers to help their kids

    The population of the outer Melbourne suburb of Cranbourne West is growing at an extraordinary rate – and so are the challenges facing its community.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Southern Metro

    Year:
    2022

  • Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe

    Helping to keep LGBTQIA+ students safe A recent study by LGBTQIA+ youth organisation Minus18 found that only 37 per cent of students in regional and rural schools felt that it would be sa...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Trust funding for unique program for children impacted by family violence

    Children impacted by family violence are often forced into hiding or need to move multiple times – and the disruptions can lead to them falling behind at school and becoming isolated from friends. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2021

  • Helping Students Thrive

    After previously supporting Wallaroo Primary School with smaller grants, The Ross Trust has recently committed $120,000 over three years to the school’s Thrive Program.

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2021

  • Keeping At-Risk Girls Supported and Safe

    The Ross Trust is pleased to be supporting a Mornington Peninsula program that is helping teenage girls who are at risk of ‘falling through the cracks’ and landing in the justice and care system.

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    Fund amount:
    $75,000

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Year:
    2021