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Annual report tells the story

We’ve released our annual report for 2018-19, detailing 150 payments to new and existing grantees for the financial year, with a total value of $4.9 million. 

CEO Sarah Hardy said the report marked the end of one era and the start of another as this report starts to show the evolution to the Trust’s new five-year strategy

“This annual report features a raft of great stories about Victorian for-purpose organisations undertaking wonderful work to enhance lives and the environment for people in our state and – in doing so – helping us deliver on our vision. 

“The Ross Trust has taken some time in the past year to develop a new five-year strategy and refine our vision and mission. We also continued to provide grants, supporting organisations who are delivering meaningful change in the community”, Sarah said. 

This year’s report features a snapshot of their plans and achievements:

  • Supporting the introduction of the Fair Education program in Victoria, in partnership with Schools Plus, to improve learning for vulnerable students. 
  • YouThrive delivering important youth mental health first aid training to assist young people in rural and regional Victoria.
  • Important biodiversity conservation work in habitat restoration, which will see the reintroduction of native species such as the Eastern Bettong and native gliders.
  • Setting a path to help students in the Mornington Peninsula, who may not have the language skills to engage in learning when they start school.
  • Working in partnership with others to break the cycle of youth homelessness and its impact on the completion of schooling.
  • Building data and information to support organisations doing crucial work with those who experience family violence

Thank you to all the organisations we have worked with this year. Through our grantees, we have a strong commitment to making a tangible, positive difference to the lives of Victorians.  

Download the report here.