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 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.
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 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 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 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 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.