2017-18 Annual report released

The Ross Trust has released its 2017-18 annual report, showcasing the incredible work done by organisations across Victoria, with over $4 million in grants distributed by the Trust in the last financial year.

Ross Trust CEO, Sarah Hardy, said “these grants, alongside our partnerships, collaborations and other investments in not for profits across the State, demonstrate our keen focus on supporting vulnerable Victorians and environmental preservation.

“In my first year with the Ross Trust it is a delight to look back over the year, see what has been achieved by those we support, and this is just a small snapshot.

“The report includes stories about impact investing in conservation in the Otways, how new approaches to early childhood learning are netting strong results on the Mornington Peninsula, some of the unexpected benefits of developing advanced statements with mental health patients in Melbourne, and more.

“I would like to thank the many organisations who have worked with us over the recent months to tell their stories and demonstrate the great work they do,” Sarah said.

The Ross Trust was very fortunate to have Trustees the calibre of Eda Ritchie AM and Ian Renard AM, who both retired during the year. The annual report also features a story on Eda and Ian’s experiences in philanthropy with the Ross Trust and the changes they have seen in the past 20 years.

You can read the report here.