News

  • Bringing growling grass frogs back to Winton Wetlands

    Feb 2021

    Endangered growling grass frogs will be returned to their natural habitat in northern Victoria through a project aiming to restore biodiversity to the Winton Wetlands with the support of a $36,500 grant from the Ross Trust.

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  • Helping East Gippsland children to ‘build back better’

    Feb 2021

    A three-year grant from the Ross Trust will enable the Children’s Wellbeing Initiative to continue its efforts to ensure children in East Gippsland have a voice in the region’s recovery from years of drought, bushfires and the pandemic.

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  • Reconnecting with education as part of COVID recovery

    Feb 2021

    An Educational Equity smart grant of $40,000 has been awarded to the Beyond the Bell program on the Great South Coast to support students to reconnect with school as part of COVID response.

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  • Students get their hands dirty to learn more about biodiversity conservation

    Jan 2021

    Students from 30 government schools in Hume, Moreland and Boroondara will take part in biodiversity conservation education programs delivered by CERES Community Environment Park, with the support of an $80,000 grant from the Ross Trust.

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  • Building opportunities to support the conservation of East Gippsland forests

    Dec 2020

    The Ross Trust has provided an advocacy grant of $198,000 to The Wilderness Society, for East Gippsland’s Emerald Link, part of a strategy to protect the region’s high conservation value forests.

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  • 50 years provides an opportunity to look back

    Dec 2020

    In the coming year, we will celebrate 50 years of the Trust by highlighting some of the key achievements over the past five decades. Here is a taste of the timeline.

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  • My Tech – get set for high school

    Dec 2020

    A grant of $300,000 over three years has been awarded to Western Port Secondary College for its My Tech project, to ensure students entering high school have the access to technology they need.

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  • Charter guides ethical approach to philanthropy

    Dec 2020

    The Ross Trust is formalising its ethical approach to philanthropy, decision-making and operations with the adoption of an Ethics Charter.

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  • Releasing our 2019-20 annual report

    Oct 2020

    The ability to step in and quickly respond to the bushfire and COVID-19 crises, along with a strong commitment to our funding priorities of biodiversity conservation and educational equity are the stand out features of our 2019-20 annual report.

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  • Whoever you are, whatever your background, we want you to succeed

    Oct 2020

    Making sure every child, every day is given the support they need to succeed is the key driver of the Learning Guarantee Project which has been established to address the state of readiness of students in Western Port as they transition from primary to secondary school.

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