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Barons of Barossa gives tax free funding for inspiring ideas to promote Barossa

Barons of Barossa, a wine fraternity founded in 1974 by a group of Barossa identities with the aim of promoting “all things Barossan”, recently launched the Barons Foundation.

The public call to fund community projects is the Foundation’s first initiative as they seek applications for funding for ideas and projects which fulfil the Barons Charter.

The charter of the Barons is: To promote and foster the Barossa, its wine, gastronomic and viticultural enterprises, and to preserve and maintain the heritage, lifestyle and traditions of the Barossa.

“The Barons Foundation is up and running”, Barons grand master Stephen Henschke said.

“We’ve worked hard at establishing this Foundation, and now it’s fully-funded, we have an excellent selection committee and we’re waiting for good proposals.”

The Foundation Committee, chaired by writer Philip White, is now considering requests for funding.

“This first release of sponsorships will probably include four or five grants of several thousand dollars each”, White said.

“We’ll consider more modest ideas, and plans of a longer-term nature as well. If it’s good for the Barossa, it’s our job to know about it and encourage it.”

Applications for funding can be emailed to or posted to Barons of Barossa, Box 760, Tanunda SA 5352, by 5pm Friday May 22 2009.

Extra information is available on the Barons website — www.baronsofbarossa.com

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