Canon Oceania Grants, three $5,000 grants to help with a special project or cause

Applications for our 2021 Canon Oceania Grants are now open

  • What are Oceania Grants

    Through our corporate philosophy of Kyosei ‘living and working together for the common good’ Canon recognises the importance of supporting our local communities and inspire change for future generations.

  • How to apply

    Check out our eligibility criteria below and fill out our online application form detailing your cause or project including some photos if you can. All applications must be submitted online.

  • Prizes and Dates

    The successful applicant from each grant category will receive a $5,000 grant each ($2,500 cash, $2,500 worth of Canon Product) Submissions are open from 15 June 2021 – 11.59pm 30 July 2021. Refer to the terms and conditions for more information

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Eligibility Criteria


Canon New Zealand will consider your application if you are an eligible organisation and can demonstrate that the prize (50% in retail value and 50% cash) will be used to facilitate an educational, community or environmental project that will benefit the New Zealand community.

The Canon Oceania Grants Program does not support: Political organisations, Religious organisations, Sport organisations, Requests from individuals who are not sole traders, Fundraising dinners or events, Capital building, endowment, or debt reduction drives & Requests from foreign countries

Grant Categories
  • Community Grant

    ($5,000; $2,500 cash and $2,500 product): A project that has a positive impact on communities, encompassing cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability causes.

  • Environmental Grant

    ($5,000; $2,500 cash and $2,500 product): An environmental project with significance to New Zealand.

  • Educational Grant

    ($5,000; $2,500 cash and $2,500 product): A project being run by a primary, secondary or tertiary school/educational institution.

  • Terms & Conditions

    1. By entering into this application process, the Applicant agrees to these terms. Information and instructions explaining how to participate is part of these terms.
    2. Applicants must be an individual New Zealand resident, entering on behalf of a group, or a New Zealand legal entity (Applicant).
    3. There are a total of three grants available under the Canon Oceania Grants, New Zealand Programme made up of one Grant awarded in each of the following categories: an Educational Grant, a Community Grant and an Environmental Grant (each a Category).
    4. Canon will award $2,500 cash and up to $2,500 worth of Canon Product (Grant) to the successful Applicant (Grant Recipient) in each Grant category based on these Terms and the application form.
    5. “Canon Product” means Canon branded digital cameras, digital video cameras, inkjet and photo printers, binoculars, flatbed scanners, photographic lenses and small-office multifunctional devices. The value of Canon Products is determined by Canon’s recommended resale price.
  • Phase 1: Applications

    6. To apply, Applicants must:
    a. complete the application form located on Canon’s website; and
    b. provide a pictorial representation of the Applicant’s aims such as a photograph, drawing, collage or artistic representation (Application).
    7. Applicants must apply under one (1) of the following three (3) Categories.

    a. Educational Grant: A project being run by a primary, secondary or tertiary school/educational institution
    b. Community Grant: A project that has a positive impact on communities, encompassing cultural, societal, environmental and sustainability causes
    c. Environmental Grant: An environmental project with significance to New Zealand.
    8. Canon must receive Applications on its online submission page at by 5.00pm on Friday 30 July 2021.
    9. Applicants may only submit one (1) Application per category.
    10. Canon recommends Applicants make a copy of their entire Application as they will not be returned.
  • Phase 2: Judging

    11. Canon will judge each Application based on the proposed impact of the project and its uniqueness, and the importance of the Grant and the Canon Product to realising the project’s success, in its sole discretion. Canon will judge Applications solely based on the required application material stated in clause 5. No consideration will be given to any other supporting material or additional pages provided.
    12. Based on the above criteria, Canon will short list three (3) finalists in each Category (Finalists).
  • Phase 3: Voting

    13. The Finalists’ Applications will be displayed as vote eligible Entries (Entries) on Canon’s website.
    14. The voting will open on 18 August 2021 and close at 5.00pm on 27 August 2021 (Voting Period).
    15. During the Voting Period, members of the public may vote for their favourite Entry. Each visitor may vote for as many Entries as they want, but may only vote once for an Entry. Finalists may vote for their own Entry in accordance with these Terms.
    16. Finalists must not attempt to obtain votes for their Entry by any fraudulent or improper means, whether directly or indirectly. Those means may include: (a) offering remuneration, compensation, payment, or other inducements to any person; or (b) using automated functions to submit, solicit, or garner votes.
    17. Canon may verify votes received by a Finalist by any means. Votes received in breach of these Terms are void. An Entry may be disqualified if a Finalist is found to have benefited from votes received in breach of these Terms.
    18. Any vote that Canon considers, in its reasonable opinion, to be in breach of these Terms, fraudulent, improper, or placed by automated means, will not be counted.
    19. The public vote will not be the sole factor in deciding which organisations will receive grants.
  • Phase 4: Announcement of Winners

    20. Based on the results of the vote in Phase 3 and the considerations outlined in paragraph 11, Canon will award one Grant in each Category: 1 Grant in the Community Category and 1 Grant in the Education Category and 1 Grant in the Environmental Category (Grant Recipients).
    21. Canon will announce the Grant Recipients on 14 September 2021 by direct email to the Grant Recipients and publicly on its website and selected official social media channels (Grant Announcement).


    22. Canon will award the specific Canon Product making-up the Grant to the Grant Recipients based on Canon’s stock availability and each Grant Recipient’s preference, to be determined by Canon, in its sole discretion.
    23. A limit of 1 Grant per Grant Recipient will apply.
    24. Any Canon Product awarded to the Grant Recipient must be used for the predominant purpose of aiding and documenting the objectives of the Grant Recipient’s project stated in its Application.
    25. The Grant is not transferable or exchangeable and the Canon Product element of the Grant cannot be taken as cash.


    26. By accepting the Grant, Grant Recipients agree to cooperate with Canon and any of Canon’s administrators or agents in any related publicity and promotion as reasonably requested by Canon. This may include interviews, videos, inclusion in the Canon Sustainability Report or feature on the Canon website or Canon’s official social media pages.
    27. Canon may use the details of the Grant Recipient’s project and Application, including any material or images (with image credit) provided to Canon, for a period of five (5) years from the Grant Announcement, in any of its marketing or corporate related activities.
    28. If any recognisable person appears in any Application image, Applicants must obtain consent from the person (or their parent or guardian if they are under the age of 18), to submit the Application. Applicants must provide evidence of such consent at Canon’s request.
    29. Grant Recipients must contact Canon before conducting their own marketing about the Grant, or to obtain a licence to use any Canon trademarks or logos, consent not to be unreasonably withheld.


    30. Delivery of any Canon Products which make up a part of the Grant is subject to product availability. Canon will use commercially reasonable efforts to deliver the Canon Products to Grant Recipients as soon as practicable after the Grant Announcement, and if a product is unavailable, will communicate with Grant Recipients to arrange an alternative.
    31. If this programme is interfered with in any way or is incapable of being conducted as reasonably anticipated for any reason beyond Canon’s reasonable control, Canon may, in its sole discretion, to the extent the law permits: (a) disqualify an Applicant; (b) modify, suspend, terminate or cancel this Grants program; or (c) both, as appropriate.
    33. Canon’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    34. Canon reserves the right to refuse any Application in its reasonable discretion, including any that are not compliant with these Terms, are incomplete or are illegible.
    35. In relation to any Canon Products that are defective and are not ordinarily acquired for personal, domestic or household use or consumption, Canon limits its liability to its option of:
    (a) replacing the products or supplying equivalent products;
    (b) repairing the products;
    (c) paying the cost of replacing the products or of acquiring equivalent products; or
    (d) paying the cost of having the products repaired.
    36. Except for any liability that cannot be excluded by law, Canon (including its officers, employees and agents) excludes all liability (including negligence) whether direct, indirect, special or consequential for any loss or damage arising in in connection with the program including: (a) technical difficulties or equipment malfunction (whether or not under Canon’s control); (b) theft, unauthorised access or third party interference; (c) Applications that are late, lost, altered, damaged or misdirected (whether or not after Canon receipts it) due to any reason beyond Canon’s reasonable control; (d) variation in the Grant value to that stated in these terms; tax liability incurred by the Applicant; or (f) the Applicant’s use of any Canon Product.
    37. Canon collects personal information to conduct the program and communicate marketing materials relating to Canon’s business to Applicants (where consented to by the Applicant), and may, for these purposes, disclose that information to third parties, including related suppliers and as required, to Australian authorities. The Applicants consent to Canon’s use of their personal information for these purposes.
    38. Canon will manage the personal information it collects in accordance with its Privacy Policy (available at that contains information about access, correction and complaint processes.
    39. All money amounts in these Terms are in New Zealand dollars inclusive of GST.
    40. These Terms are governed by the laws of New Zealand and Applicants submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of its courts.
    41. Canon is Canon New Zealand Limited of 28 The Warehouse Way, Northcote, Auckland 0627 Ph: 0800 222 666 (Canon).