Canon Oceania is excited to announce that its 2019 Grants Program is open for submissions. Over the past 13 years, the program has supported nearly 80 schools, not-for-profits and community groups across New Zealand and Australia, granting over $390,000.
This year over $15,000 worth of grants, made up of both cash and Canon equipment, is up for grabs in New Zealand.
Winners will be selected from three categories – environment, education and community – based on the positive impact their project makes in its community or environment, and the importance of technology for their success.
The Grants program received many inspirational nominations and submissions last year, and for the first time the public was invited to vote for their top finalists before the winners were announced.
“We are thrilled to announce the launch of the 2019 Canon Oceania Grants Program which helps support the growth of inspiring people and projects, at a grassroots level, and that our technology can help them achieve their goals, Kim Conner, Chief Executive Officer at Canon New Zealand says.
“The grants program also brings to life our corporate philosophy, Kyosei, living and working together for the common good.”
Located in semi-rural Kaiapoi, Clarkville School won the educational category. Principal Juliana Rae says they have used the equipment to document and monitor the water soil quality, plant regeneration and wildlife in the Silverstream Reserve.
“The whole school community has been involved in our inquiry learning and a handful of Year 8 students in our media team have had specific up-skilling in how to use the equipment effectively, resulting in several videos for the school this year,” she says.
The 2019 grants for New Zealand include one environmental grant, one education grant, and one community grant – each valued at $5,000.