For community projects.
Canon has announced the winners of this year’s grants program, Inspiring Tomorrow, that recognised four projects on community, environmental and education issues across Australia.
Canon equipment worth $15,000 went to the winners with Canon also awarding five highly-commended entries $300 voucher to spend on any Canon equipment of their choice, to help support and document their community initiatives.
This year’s grant recipients were selected on the positive impact their project will have on the community as well as how Canon products will help to bring each project to life.
The winning projects included Aboriginal women standing strong (pictured above), secondary students restoring and monitoring wildlife, businesses and consumers reducing the impact of plastic straws in the environment and a diverse youth group exploring creative expression.
Camera Story (Western Australia), Bayswater Secondary College (Victoria) and The Last Straw (Tasmania) have each been awarded $5,000 worth of Canon equipment, and Riverland Youth Theatre (South Australia) was awarded the runner-up grant for $1,000.
The Last Straw (Tasmania) was announced as a winner of the program
The environmental grants program was expanded this year to encompass broader community and social categories, Canon Oceania managing director, Yusuke Mizoguchi said. “We received more applications than ever before and are in awe of the remarkable work Australians are undertaking to help their communities for the benefit of future generations. Canon is proud to be able to support these initiatives and provide schools and communities with the tools they need to further enhance their projects,” he said.