Grant stories

  • Early intervention on mental health in the regions

    A project to explore the unique challenges of accessing mental health care for primary-school aged children in regional and rural Victoria, is the beneficiary of a Challenge and Change grant of alm...

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    Fund amount:
    $99,612

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2020

  • Funding reef restoration off the coast of Dromana

    A grant of $287,000 over two years will support The Nature Conservancy Australia’s plan to bring back Victoria’s lost reefs, with a reef restoration project in Port Phillip Bay off the coast of Dro...

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    Fund amount:
    $287,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Mornington Peninsula

    Year:
    2020

  • Eastern Bettong set for a return to Victoria

    A grant of $200,000 over two years will help Odonata establish a safe haven for the reintroduction to Victoria of the Eastern Bettong and other priority endemic endangered species within the new Or...

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    Fund amount:
    $200,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

    Location:
    Loddon

    Year:
    2019

  • Creating a better home for vulnerable gliders

    Squirrel, Sugar and Greater Gliders – along with other vulnerable species – are expected to return to a stretch of Victoria between the Grampians and Victorian Alps thanks to a biolinks project ‘Gl...

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    Fund amount:
    $80,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Flora and Fauna

    Location:
    Grampians

    Year:
    2019

  • Improving mental health support in rural Victoria

    The YouThrive Victoria Rural Leaders program is about to enhance its wellbeing component to create a specific focus on mental health. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $120,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Barwon South West

    Year:
    2019

  • Volunteers continue the good fight for asylum

    With a volunteer retention rate of 80 per cent, Refugee Legal Volunteer Coordinator, Bianca DeToma, is justifiably proud of the work that she and Refugee Legal are doing to deepen and strengthen th...

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    Fund amount:
    $40,000

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2019

  • Changing the rules on protection and restoration of waterways

    The Ross Trust has provided a $100,000 grant towards the River Laws Program, to advance law and policy reform for the protection and restoration of urban waterways and for Indigenous water rights i...

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    Fund amount:
    $100,000

    Program area:
    Biodiversity Conservation

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2019

  • Finding the hook to keep students engaged

    Gippsland students will be the first in Victoria to benefit from a program designed to make a significant impact on learning outcomes for vulnerable students, by ensuring they make successful trans...

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    Fund amount:
    $329,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Gippsland

    Year:
    2019

  • Addressing the risk of homelessness

    The Ross Trust has joined with other philanthropic partners to address the risk of homelessness and financial disadvantage for young people in Victoria attempting to continue their education. ...

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    Fund amount:
    $240,000 over three years

    Program area:
    Educational Equity

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2019

  • Creating work experience and inspiration for young people

    A grant to the Ourschool program is helping state secondary schools build thriving alumni communities to benefit current students...

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    Fund amount:
    $60,000 over two years

    Program area:
    Vulnerable Victorians

    Location:
    Statewide

    Year:
    2017