Concordis Social Inclusion Trust

What is Concordis?

The Concordis program was established in 2015 by Kaesler Wines, Seppeltsfield Wines, Torbreck Vintners and Two Hands Wines (in partnership with Foundation Barossa) to give back to the region that had been so supportive of them.

Through funds raised by an annual collaborative winemaking project, Concordis provides scholarships to assist those affected by homelessness, mental health, disability or other areas of disadvantage.

Who does Concordis assist?

Barossa can be considered a prosperous region, however, there is increasing evidence that homelessness, mental health, disability and other matters impacting social inclusion are challenges for many in our community.

The Concordis Social Inclusion Trust will be a two-pronged approach to address homelessness, mental health, disability or other areas of disadvantage by providing scholarships for:

  • Individuals affected by these issues to provide a pathway to address this disadvantage.
  • Individuals working in these key areas of disadvantage to better respond to the areas of disadvantage identified and to work with the community to prevent the causes of disadvantage.

Selection categories

Applicants must be in one of the social inclusion categories, and/or must be looking to study in fields to assist in the prevention or remediation of homelessness, mental health, disability or other areas of disadvantage.

  • Applicants need to demonstrate:
    • Financial need.
    • Motivation to succeed.
    • Personal commitment to bring skills back to the Barossa.
    • Academic capacity (completed Year 12).

What activities are eligible?

  • Study by individuals affected by homelessness, disability, mental health or other areas of disadvantage.
  • Organisations or individuals training people to assist and educate people affected by areas of disadvantage.

Applications

November 2019:      Award applications open.

December 2019:      Award applications close.

January 2020:           Review of all written applications & interview of short list of applicants.

February 2020:         Offers made to applicants subject to admission into TAFE or University.