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Canon launches 2017 grants program

Tuesday, 06 June 2017
By Company press release

Entries are now open for schools, environmental and community groups to apply.

Today, on World Environment Day, Canon Oceania is excited to announce that its inaugural Grants Program – Inspiring Tomorrow, is now open for applications. The program intends to support schools and not-for-profit groups who are addressing issues that are impacting the environment or society to make a positive difference in their communities. Canon believes in empowering every person and community to strive towards a better tomorrow, supporting causes that look to improve our world.

Canon is offering over $30,000 worth of grants made up of Canon equipment in-kind across Australia and New Zealand within Environmental, Education and Community sectors. The winners will be selected based on the positive impact their project will have on their environment or community, as well as the importance of Canon products in ensuring the project’s success.

Yusuke Mizoguchi, MD, Canon Oceania

“Canon is thrilled to launch our new Grants Program – Inspiring Tomorrow, which brings to life our corporate philosophy of Kyosei, meaning ‘living and working together for the common good’. Canon supports those making a positive contribution in their communities and wants to empower them with the tools to share their story.”

“Each year we’re humbled by the selfless acts of not-for-profit organisations, schools, environmental and community programs, and we are excited to broaden the program this year to also give a helping hand to those addressing social issues and encourage anyone who fits this criteria to apply,” said Yusuke Mizoguchi, Managing Director, Canon Oceania.

Living Ocean (NSW), won the 2016 Environmental Grant in the Community Category, receiving $5,000 worth of Canon devices and equipment including a digital camera and a video recorder. These devices went towards their mission to raises awareness of human impact on oceanic health through two key projects; a marine studies program that monitors ocean wildlife and a beach clean-up campaign called ‘No Plastic Please’.

This year the grants will be awarded under the following categories:

Australia

  • 1 x Environmental Grant – $5,000
  • 1 x Education Grant – $5,000
  • 1 x Community Grant – $5,000
  • 1 x Runner-up Grant – $1,000

New Zealand

  • 1 x Environmental Grant – NZ$5,000
  • 1 x Education Grant – NZ$5,000
  • 1 x Community Grant – NZ$5,000

Applications are open from now until Friday 4th August with the winners announced by Friday 29th September.

To apply for a grant, entrants should fill in the application form here and entrants can post an image that showcases their initiative with the hashtags #InspiringTomorrow #CanonGrantsProgram2017 and @CanonAustralia or @Canon.nz (depending on their region).

For more information on Canon Oceania’s Grants Program 2017 – Inspiring Tomorrow, please visit: https://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/community/grants

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