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Canon opens Community Grants Program

Canon Oceania has opened entries for its 2022 Grants Program, offering grants across three categories: Community, Education and Environment. A new sub-category has been introduced to the community sector, supporting the recovery of flood-affected businesses and community organisations in Queensland and New South Wales. 

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Each grant recipient receives $5,000 worth of cash and Canon products ($2,500 cash and $2,500 in Canon product), ranging from cameras and printers to projectors and other accessories. 

Winners of the 2021 Canon Oceania Grants have put their rewards to great use.

Last year’s winner of the Education category, Giant Steps Australia has many students who are non-verbal and face complex challenges. “Thanks to the Canon Oceania Grant, we’ve been able to create visual systems and supports to help children on the autism spectrum to communicate,” Giant Steps spokesperson, Phillippa Talbot said. “With the product donation we received, we’ve also been able to create videos to showcase our work to help raise awareness about autism in the wider community.” 

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Community Grant winner, KidsXpress, is supporting the mental health of children via trauma-informed expressive therapy and educational services. Small Business Grant winner (now part of the Community category) The Young Naturalists, aims to connect children with nature by providing nature photography workshops. Since the win they have secured a contract to present workshops at Sydney Olympic Park. 

Submissions are open until July 29, 2022. Applicants can apply here

For more information visit: https://www.canon.com.au/about-canon/community/grants