Canon Oceania has opened submissions for its 2022 Grants Program, which includes a new sub-category to specifically support the recovery of flood-affected businesses and community organisations.

Over the last 16 years, Canon Oceania has supported more than 80 schools, not-for-profits and community groups with over $450,000 in monetary and product support.

“This year, the Canon Oceania Grants Program returns to support both individuals and organisations. The country has experienced a tumultuous few years as we navigated the ongoing effects of Covid-19 and natural disasters, and we’re so pleased to be able to extend our support to those affected by the recent floods,”Canon Oceania managing director,Kotaro Fukushima said.

The three categories in this year’s Grants program include Community, Education and Environment. 

Each Grant recipient will receive $5,000 worth of cash and Canon products ($2,500 cash and $2,500 in Canon product), ranging from cameras and printers to projectors and other accessories.  

The 2022 Grants will be awarded under the following categories: 

Two Community Grants – $10,000 

One Community Grant – $5,000 – Open to any for-profit entity that employs fewer than 20 people with less than $10 million aggregated turnover, along with a range of organisations keeping their community at the heart of what they do.

One Community ‘Flood Recovery’ Grant – $5,000 – Open to any organisation or for-profit entity affected by the 2022 Eastern Australia floods. 

One Education Grant– $5,000 – Open to schools and other educational centres for children and adults.

One Environment Grant – $5,000 – Open to not-for-profits and organisations dedicated to raising awareness of the protection of the environment or promoting sustainable practices.  

Submissions are open until 29 July 2022 via The wider community will vote on finalists in August, and winners will be announced in September.