Message from the Chair
2015-2016 was another busy year and one of significant
corpus & project growth for the Foundation, finalising and
launching a number of new Education scholarships and Funds,
in addition to the distribution of funds through the annual
Community Grants and Back to School Voucher projects.
New Education Trust Scholarships launched this year
Elderton Winemaking Excellence Scholarship providing $3,000
for one year to a Bachelor of Oenology student with Vintage
placement and mentoring.
Concordis Wine Industry Traineeship providing $10,000 over
two years, to two Trainees undertaking TAFE training &
employment with the four Concordis Wineries.
Kicking Goals Scholarship providing $3,500 over 3 years to secondary students with a physical
disability to support completion of secondary schooling and first year of tertiary studies, which
replaces the Stump Jump.
Barossa Brass Bands Scholarship providing up to $750 for one year for two secondary school
music students with mentoring by local Brass Bands.
The Forge Mentor Programme was launched in 2016 to provide all scholars the opportunity for
access to a mentor throughout the course of their studies. A significant contribution by Board
member Lesley Ann Grimoldby to establish and manage this initiative.
The Foundation undertook Community Consultation, at the Community Co Op, on 27/8/15 to
garner feedback about community issues and promote the Foundation, which identified Youth
issues as a major concern.
On February 2
2016, 60 people attended our Community Information evening held at The
Clubhouse, Tanunda, at which the Foundation presented the 2016 Scholarships and provided
the community with an update of Foundation Barossa projects including Pinery Fund, Community
Grants and Friends of the Foundation. I give heart-felt thanks to our EO, Leanne Hutton, who
admirably took over the reigns and did a brilliant job, at short notice, in my sudden absence and
to the support of her by Lesley Ann and Graeme.
As at June 2016, the Foundation’s administrative funds remain at a healthy $22,000 thanks to the
generous support of our Sponsors: Barossa Valley Cider Company, Homburg Real Estate and
The Clubhouse. We are indebted to these businesses for continuing their support of our
Foundation, to enable us to do our work.
Again, I wish to thank Fuller Communication for their generous & ongoing ‘in kind’ sponsorship of
the Foundation Barossa website. I would also like to thank Kodo Barossa for helping source &
set up our Foundation laptop. This year Rivergum Homes also donated $2144 from their Barossa
Staff Charity Day held April 2016.