Funding


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RPIRG gives out up to $30,000 in funding each year to students for events, projects, or training opportunities. Any student at the University of Regina (our members) is eligible (and encouraged!) to apply for funding in one of our three funding categories:

  1. Event/Project Funding
  2. Conference Funding
  3. Working Group Funding

Applications are due by midnight on one of the 5 annual funding deadlines.

Funding Deadlines:

July 1   –   Oct 1   –   Nov 1   –   Feb 1   –   March 1

Funding will not be granted outside of these funding rounds.

If you have any questions about funding, please contact our Executive Director: info@rpirg.org, 307-337-2420

Please read ALL information below BEFORE applying for funding from RPIRG.

1. Event/Project Funding

The Event/Project Funding provides one-time funding and support to help groups and individual students to run an event or project.

  • An Event is defined as a one-time activity with a particular goal. For example, hosting a workshop, rally, or speaker.
  • A Project is defined as a series of activities or events coordinated to reach a particular goal with specific start and end dates. For example, organizing a campaign with multiple aspects over a number of days or weeks.

Examples of Events/Projects that have been funded in the past include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Hosting a speaker
  • Coordinating skills workshops
  • Facilitating a lecture series
  • Organizing a rally/protest
  • Planning a week-long campaign

Please note: Fundraisers are generally not eligible for funding. If your fundraiser fits RPIRG’s funding requirements and you believe it should be eligible for funding, you can bring your rational to the RPIRG Board of Directors and we will make a decision on a case-by-case basis.

We have a maximum of $5000 to give out each funding round. Please keep this in mind when you are deciding on how much funding to request in your application.

To Apply:

If you would like to apply for Event/Project Funding, please fill out the form and submit it by one of the funding deadlines listed above:

Application form: Event/Project Application Form

Follow-Up Report: All Event/Project funding recipients must submit a Follow-Up Report within 30 days of their event that includes a write-up of the event/project, an updated budget, receipts to cover the funding provided, and photos of the event.

Follow-Up Report check-list: RPIRG-Project-Event-Training-Follow-Up

2. Conference Funding

Conference Funding provides one-time funding to help individuals and groups attend a conference or training opportunity that is focused on social or environmental justice issues.

One of our goals is for our funding to benefit the largest amount of students possible. Although RPIRG provides funding for conferences, we have a limit for how much an individual or group can apply for to attend a conference. This limit is in place because we recognize that although conferences are very valuable for those students that attend, the knowledge brought back to the larger University community is limited.

  • Individuals are eligible to apply for up to $500 in conference funding.
  • Groups are eligible to apply for up to $1500 in conference funding.

If you have a group attending a conference, you must apply for funding as a group. RPIRG will not accept multiple individual applications for the same conference.

To Apply:

If you would like to apply for Conference Funding, please fill out the form and submit it by one of the funding deadlines listed above:

Application form: Conference Application Form

Follow-Up Report: All Conference funding recipients must submit a Follow-Up Report within 30 days of the conference that includes a write-up of the conference, an updated budget, receipts to cover the funding provided, and photos.

Follow-Up Report check-list: RPIRG-Project-Event-Training-Follow-Up

3. Working Group Funding

Working Group Funding provides yearly-long funding for a group that has consistent programming.

Working Groups are semi-autonomous groups of students and community members who work together on an issue, or towards a common goal. Working Groups may focus on research, events, actions, publications, and other diverse activities. They tend to have long-term goals with activities and membership that continue beyond the current academic year, hold regular meetings, and must maintain a membership that includes University of Regina students.  Working Groups receive $500 in funding per semester for three semesters ($1,500 per year, with the opportunity to re-apply each year). Working Groups may also use other non-financial RPIRG resources, and are eligible to apply for additional funding through the Project, Event, and Training Fund.

After being approved, a Working Group will receive the following supports:

  • Funding of up to $500 per semester
  • Space featured on the RPIRG website
  • Access to office resources, such as photocopying and the button maker
  • Networking access
  • The opportunity to apply for Event/Project funding

For more information on Working Groups, and for descriptions of our current Working Groups, please visit our website: http://rpirg.org/funding-2/working-groups/

To Apply:

If you would like to apply for Working Group Funding, please fill out the form and submit it by one of the funding deadlines listed above:

Application form: Working Group Application Form

Follow-Up Report: All Working Groups  must submit a Follow-Up Report at the end of each semester that includes a write-up of their activities, an updated budget, receipts to cover the funding provided, and photos from the semester.

Follow-Up Report check-list: RPIRG-Working-Group-Follow-Up

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