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Last chance to apply for the Canon Grants Program, Inspiring Tomorrow

 

How could $5,000 worth of Canon equipment help your cause?

Organisations keen to apply for Canon Oceania’s inaugural Canon Grants Program, Inspiring Tomorrow, are encouraged to do so before submissions close on the 4th of August 2017!

The Community Grants Program, Inspiring Tomorrow, is offering not-for-profit organisations and local schools an opportunity to receive $5,000 worth of Canon equipment to assist innovative projects that are making a difference in the community.

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

“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,” said Yusuke Mizoguchi, Managing Director, Canon Oceania.

“Each year we’re humbled by the selfless acts of not-for-profit organisations, schools, environmental and community programs. 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.”

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’.

Robbi Newman, Founder of Living Ocean said, “We were grateful to receive two Canon cameras, the XC10 and the PowerShot G3X, which have allowed us to raise awareness of the fragility of our oceans and to highlight the need to care for them. We use the equipment to document Shearwater populations and the impact of plastics in their diet plus population effects from overfishing on Lord Howe Island. The cameras provide both portability and extraordinary range of image capture for our beach clean ups, events and wildlife monitoring exercises.”

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 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).


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