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Sir Reginald Ansett expressed a wish in his Will that the income from his charitable trust be distributed to authorised charities and be used to “assist children to take their place in life”.

There are many factors which can influence a child’s ability to “take their place in life” such as education, employment, health, family and peer support, mentors and access to extra-curricular activities and programs.  The R.M. Ansett Trust was launched in November 2010 and in its first year, distributed nearly $1 million in grants and scholarships.

Granting from the R.M. Ansett Trust is facilitated via our Small Grants Program, you can read the guidelines here.

2024 Grant round open 

2023 Small Grants Outcomes

  • Banksia Gardens Community Services - Banksia Gardens Study Group
  • L2R Dance - Capacity Building a sustainable culture of care
  • The Australian Literacy and Numeracy Foundation - The Early Language and Literacy Gunai Lidj Aboriginal Preschool Project
  • Ardoch Ltd - Enhancing Children's education
  • Kids Under Cover - Education Scholarships for young people at risk of homelessness Mornington and Frankston
  • BrainSTEM Ltd - BrainSTEM Dreams Program

Awarded Grants

  • Banyule Community Health – We Love Stories
  • Brave Foundation & SEED - Navigator Network
  • (Cool Australia) – core funding
  • Dungala Kaiela Foundation – Gowola Homework Club
  • Health Justice Australia – core funding
  • Mackillop Family Services – Cultural Mentoring
  • Mornington Community Information and Support Centre – core funding
  • Mornington Peninsula Foundation – No Limits
  • Our Place – Frankston North Education Precinct
  • OzChild – Enabling Children’s Voice Project
  • Southern Peninsula Community Support and Information Centre – core funding
  • Taskforce Community Agency – Living Free Project
  • Wallaroo Primary School – Thrive Program
  • Western Port Community Support – core funding
  • Woor Dungin – ACCOs Small Grants Round