In the spirit of our guiding philosophy of Kyosei - living and working together for the common good, Canon has proudly supported community and environmental groups throughout Oceania for the last 12 years.

This program supports schools, not-for-profit and community groups who are addressing both social and environmental issues in their community and inspiring change for future generations.

This year we are offering seven grants, each worth $5,000 of Canon equipment and money in-kind across Australia and New Zealand in the following categories:


Australia


1 x Environmental Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Education/School Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Community/social Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Runner-up Grant - $1,000 product


New Zealand



1 x Environmental Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Education/School Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash
1 x Community/social Grant - $4,000 product & $1,000 cash


Nominate today!



Applications open on Friday 28 June 2019, however you can nominate your favourite school, not-for-profit or community group now to ensure that they are the first to know when entries open! It also lets them know you think they are doing amazing things for their community!

For updates on our campaign, keep an eye on our website as well as our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.
Previous winners
  • Big Fat Smile - 2019 Community Grant AU Winner

    Using their winning Grant, Big Fat Smile delivered over 50 photography sessions through their after-school program, which was themed around ‘belonging’. They hired a ‘Photography Guru’ who ran 40 lessons across more than 10 locations, reaching over 800 children.

  • Ocean Crusaders - 2019 Environmental AU Winner

    Ocean Crusaders used their Grant to provide the necessary equipment to document their clean-up events and assist in their record keeping, as all debris recovered from islands will be documented and logged with the Australian Marine Debris Database.

  • The Nature School - 2019 Education AU Winner

    The Nature Primary School developed a project for students to create a high quality, accurate, photographic field guide of local flora and fauna in Port Macquarie for presentation to the local community.

  • Hospice Wairarapa Community Trust - 2019 Community Grant NZ Winner

    One of 16 complimentary services the hospice provides is a program named Precious Memories, pairing patients with volunteer photographers to create a digital memory, leaving a bereavement legacy to their loved ones. The grant provided the hospice with its own DSLR camera and printer with the cash component going towards framing the invaluable memories.

  • Project Jonah - 2019 Environmental NZ Winner

    Project Jonah has trained thousands of NZ volunteers to rescue whales during strandings. Training sessions are held around the country to transform volunteers into marine mammal medics.This grant allowed them to purchase a projector for the training courses, allowing 400 volunteers to be trained every summer. The cameras also allow them to document and share the work they do.

  • Clarkville School – 2019 Education NZ Winner

    Clarkville have a community partnership with the local Silverstream with an ultimate goal to reintroduce mudfish to the reserve. The school have used their Canon camera and camcorder to document the monitoring of the water, soil quality, plant regeneration and wildlife to help them determine when the mudfish can be reintroduced.

  • Rainforest Rescue – 2019 AU Runner Up

    Rainforest Rescues’ mission is to protect rainforests, where 75 per cent of Australia’s rainforest is destroyed as areas of coastal lowland rainforest remain unprotected. The grant provided them with the necessary equipment to accurately and visually measure tree growth and loss within restoration sites, and document the success of their planting. This program aspires to fully restore the dwindling rainforest, connecting it to an adjacent intact rainforest.

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