Trustee retirement from the R E Ross Trust. Read more
The 2012 Ross Trust Annual Report available to download.
R E Ross Trust Trustee Eda Ritchie gives her perspectives on risk-taking in Philanthropy in the Philanthropy Australia Journal. Read article
The Ross Trust has recently reviewed our granting guidelines, application forms and funding scope. Read more
The R E Ross Trust
7th Floor, 24 Albert Road,
South Melbourne, VIC, 3205
T: +61 3 9690 6255
F: +61 9696 5497
Welcome to The R E Ross Trust
The R E Ross Trust is a perpetual charitable trust established in 1970 in Victoria by the will of the late Roy Everard Ross. Since its inception, the Ross Trust has distributed over 90 million dollars in grants for charitable purposes in Victoria.
The Ross Trust is governed by five Trustees who manage the Trust's assets and distribute its income for charitable purposes in Victoria. The granting priorities of the Ross Trust are set by the Trustees who take into account the wishes expressed by Roy Ross in his will and which respond to the changing needs of the community.
The Ross Trust makes grants throughout the year to eligible organisations in response to unsolicited requests that meet the Ross Trust's Granting Guidelines.
The Ross Trust also makes grants by invitation to selected organisations to support Collaborations and Programs which are achieving outcomes in the areas that the Ross Trust seeks to have impact.
The R E Ross Trust statement of commitment
The Ross Trust will direct its resources towards projects and other activities that:
- Address disadvantage and inequity.
- Encourage and promote social inclusiveness, community connectedness, health and wellbeing; and
- Protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna.