Camp Creative grants open

Camp Creative has just launched its 2019 grants and donations program.

Coordinator Rob Stockton said that every year Camp Creative allocates $20,000 for projects in the shire that have a creative focus.

"Individuals and groups can apply for funding," he said. "There are two funding periods,  March and September. The closing date for round one is 5pm Saturday March 30, 2019.”

Rob said examples of successful applications last year included the Bellingen Readers and Writers Festival, Bellingen Youth Orchestra, Urunga Public School Music Program as well the spectacular 1812 Overture presentation that was attended by most of Bellingen.

He stressed that smaller projects are welcome and have just as much chance of being successful

The application is straightforward and can be found on the Camp Creative website. Those who prefer a hard copy can contact Michelle and Rob Stockton on 66559326 or email them at

Bellingen Youth Orchestra. Photo Jay Black

Bellingen Youth Orchestra. Photo Jay Black