In the spirit of our guiding philosophy of kyosei - living and working together for the common good - over the last 15 years, Canon Oceania has supported over 75 schools, not-for-profits and community groups with more than $450,000.

This year, we are offering over $30,000 worth of grants across Australia and New Zealand. The grants are made up of both cash and Canon equipment. 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 will receive $1,000 cash.


1 x Educational Grant - $2,500 product and $2,500 cash
1 x Community Grant - $2,500 product and $2,500 cash
1 x Small-medium Businesses Grant - $2,500 product and $2,500 cash
1 x Runner-up Grant - $1,000 cash

*all not-for-profits must apply in the community category.

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

Applications for our 2021 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 13 August 2021, with voting open from 18 August 2021.

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.

2020 Australian grant winners
  • Dogs for Kids with Disabilities

    Dogs for Kids - 2020 Small Business Grant Winner

    Dogs for Kids with Disabilities (Dogs for Kids) raises and trains assistance and therapy dogs for children whose everyday activities are restricted by emotional, physical and intellectual challenges. The Grant will provide equipment to create videos that drive awareness of Dogs for Kids’ work among the wider community.

  • Telethon Speech and Hearing

    Telethon Speech and Hearing - 2020 Education Grant Winner

    Telethon Speech and Hearing is an independent school offering quality diagnostic, therapy and support services for children with hearing loss and speech and language delays. The Grant will provide a camera as part of a ‘mobile pack’ to facilitate these tele-therapy sessions, ensuring children with hearing loss have access to specialised teachers for ongoing learning, regardless of their location.

  • Action for Dolphins

    Action for Dolpins - 2020 Community Grant Winner

    Action for Dolphins is a not-for-profit organisation working to stop cruelty and gain legal protection for dolphins. Working in partnership with the Quandamooka Yoolooburrabee Aboriginal Corporation, Action for Dolphins is looking to educate the local community and visitors about respecting wild dolphins. The Grant will provide equipment to record evidence of animals trapped in underwater nets, as well as capture interviews with subject matter experts, to improve the community’s understanding on how to end activities that harm marine life.

  • Fregon Anangu School

    Fregon Anangu School - 2020 Grant Runner Up

    Fregon Anangu School is in a remote community in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yakunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia. Students are working on a fortnightly community newsletter called “Fregontu Wangkanyi”, which connects dispersed community members who aren’t strong English readers. Fregon sought the Grant to replace outdated cameras and limited access to technology due to the school’s remote location. Given the project is primarily visual, high-quality photos are essential in helping the newspaper gain more traction in the wider community.