In the spirit of our guiding philosophy of Kyosei - living and working together for the common good - over the last 14 years, Canon Oceania has supported over 75 schools, not-for-profits and community groups with more than $400,000.

But this year, we know times are especially tough. From droughts and bushfires, to floods and a pandemic, our communities are battling instability like never before. It’s why we’ve revamped our annual Canon Oceania Grants program with new categories and grant amounts, to support the most vulnerable causes across the country.

This year, we are offering over $30,000 worth of grants made up of both cash and Canon equipment across Australia and New Zealand. While each grant winner previously received $5,000 in total - made up of $4,000 worth of product and $1,000 of cash - this year, we are splitting the offer evenly to $2,500 of cash and $2,500 worth of product, to support causes trying to rebuild themselves despite a weaker economy. The overall runner-up in Australia will receive $1,000 cash. Now is the time to help us, help you.


1 x Educational Grant - $2,500 product & $2,500 cash
1 x Community Grant - $2,500 product & $2,500 cash
1 x Small Business Grant - $2,500 product & $2,500 cash
1 x Runner-up Grant - $1,000 cash

New Zealand

1 x Community Grant - $2,500 product & $2,500 cash
1 x Small Business Grant - $5,000 product & $5,000 cash

Get ready to vote for the organisations that you think should win one of our Canon Oceania Grants!

Applications for our 2020 Canon Oceania Grants have now closed. Our judges will select the top three entries in each category, which will then go through to a public vote, so our wider Canon community can have their say! The top three finalists will be selected based on the environmental and social merits of their organisation, as well as the importance of Canon technology in ensuring their project’s success.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 18 August 2020, with voting open from 19 August 2020.

For updates on our campaign, keep an eye on this page as well as our social media channels – Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.

Read the full terms & conditions.
Previous winners
  • Fitted for Work

    Fitted for Work - 2019 Community Grant AU Winner

    Fitted for Work helps women experiencing disadvantage find and keep work, providing employment services in NSW and VIC to those who have survived circumstances like domestic violence or homelessness. The Grant will supply equipment for virtually fitting clients with work-appropriate clothes and accessories.

  • Aussie Ark

    Aussie Ark - 2019 Environmental AU Winner

    Aussie Ark is a registered environmental organisation focused on protecting imperilled species and conserving healthy ecosystems. They operate NSW wildlife sanctuaries that protect native mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs. The Grant will enable staff to keep tabs on the health of sanctuary wildlife and natural breeding from a distance.

  • Elnora Montessori Robotics

    Elonera Montessori Robotics - 2019 Education Winner AU Winner

    Elonera Montessori Robotics is passionate about promoting STEM education and opportunities, especially among groups with a history of underrepresentation or marginalisation. The Grant will provide equipment that facilitates a series of free, hands-on robotics sessions for children and young adults who are refugees and/or living with disability.

  • Food is Free Inc

    Food is Free - 2019 Environmental AU Runner Up

    Food is Free offers the Ballarat community anonymous access to fresh vegetables and fruits, along with materials, seeds and education to help others grow their own food. The Grant will support a plant identification system for its 40 garden beds, helping visitors and others in the community understand and address food security issues.

  • Everybody is a Treasure

    Everybody is a Treasure - 2019 Community Grant NZ Winner

    Everybody is a Treasure strives to create the next generation of non-violent Kiwi change-makers and visual storytellers. Using award-winning methods for developing health and wellness through art, the organisation teaches creative resilience and builds supportive, creative communities. The organisation wants to equip young artists with the same quality of coaching and gear that many young athletes often enjoy. Everybody is a Treasure asked for a range of L- series lenses to work with donated cameras, mostly in the APS-C range — and with the odd 6D thrown in to teach them the difference between good glass and aperture.

  • Project Blue

    Project Blue - 2019 Environmental NZ Winner

    Project Blue is a group of 25 young Kiwis who are committed to educating businesses and consumers about the origin of the plastic we consume — and where it goes next. The group collaborates with companies and provides evidence-based solutions for removing, reducing, and replacing plastics via sustainable alternatives. Project Blue uses the power of film to educate and inspire action in the public and private sectors, as well as in consumers themselves. That’s why the young team asked for an EF70-200 lens, Kali600 LED studio lights, tripod kit and head.

  • Kids Greening Taupō

    Kids Greening Taupō - 2019 Education NZ Winner

    Kids Greening Taupō is an educational and environmental programme. It connects students to Greening Taupō, a community organisation that focuses on conserving native flora and fauna. Involvement can help students develop leadership and environmental skills. Kids Greening asked for tools like tripod kits, camcorders, camera backpacks and SD cards to help young volunteers capture the hands-on events and restoration work. The documentation will allow them to track progress and share outcomes on the organisation’s social media and website. The 2019 finalist selections were based on each project’s potential to positively impact the community and environment, as well as the degree to which Canon products would help bring the project to life.