R E Ross Trust

Up to $10,000 is available from R E Ross Trust to improve health and wellbeing of disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised Victorians.

R E Ross Trust

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 Trust has distributed over $95 million in grants for charitable purposes in Victoria. Governed by five Trustees who manage the Trust’s assets and distribute its income, the granting priorities of the Ross Trust are set by the Trustees who take into account the wishes of the Trust’s benefactor, Roy Everard Ross,
and are influenced by the changing needs of the community.



The R E Ross Trust will direct resources towards projects and other activities that:

  • Address disadvantage and inequity
  • Encourage and promote social inclusiveness, community connectedness, health and wellbeing
  • Protect and preserve Australian flora and fauna.

In order to fulfil this commitment the Trust directs its resources to areas of the highest priority need where there is the greatest potential for impact. Therefore, the Trust currently accepts applications under four chosen impact areas.

Impact areas

  • Improved outcomes for the most disadvantaged, vulnerable and marginalised Victorians
  • Improved outcomes for children and young people at risk (0–18 years)
  • Improved access to and achievement of equity and excellence in public education, arts and culture
  • Protection and preservation of Australian flora and fauna



Grants of up to $10,000 may be sought for one year only which includes small grants for capacity building, or;

Grants may be sought for periods of up to three years to a maximum of $30,000 per year. Multi-year grants may be made where there is clear evidence that the organisation can demonstrate the impact to be achieved over this timeframe.



The Trust will consider applications for the following purposes:

  • Specific activities, services, projects and programs
  • Building and strengthening organisational capacity and general operations

Please refer to the Ross Trust website for detailed information on the Trust’s priorities in these areas.

The Ross Trust can only consider requests from organisations that:

  • Operate in Victoria or who will use the grant for the benefit of Victorians
  • Have an ABN (Australian Business Number)
  • Are incorporated



Applications open on an ongoing basis.


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