18 Oct 2021A unique new online learning portal will provide an opportunity for all Victorian students to make connections with First Nations Elders.
18 Oct 2021In 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.
14 Oct 2021The 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.
9 Sep 2021Victorians 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.
9 Sep 2021The 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.
8 Sep 2021The Ross Trust is providing desperately needed emergency assistance to Victorian communities that are heavily impacted by COVID.
8 Sep 2021The 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.
2 Sep 2021The 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.
1 Sep 2021The new national independent policy centre Watertrust Australia Ltd has begun operations, thanks to a unique coalition of philanthropic funders, including The Ross Trust.
20 Mar 2021The 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.