Any student at the University of Regina (our members) is eligible (and encouraged!) to apply for funding in one of our two funding categories:
- Working Group Funding
- Project, Event, and Training Funding
Applications are due before midnight on one of our four yearly application deadlines: October 1, November 1, February 1, and March 1. If these dates fall on a weekend or holiday, applications will be due on the following business day. Applications can be sent to email@example.com Funding will not be granted outside of these funding rounds.
1. Working Group Funding
Working Groups (WGs) are often referred to as the heart of a PIRG. They are semi-autonomous groups of students and community members who work together on an environmental or social justice issue, or towards a common goal. WGs 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 Group funding provides up to $500 in funding per semester (or up to $1,500 per year). WGs may also use other non-financial RPIRG resources, and are eligible to apply for additional funding through the Project, Event, and Training Fund.
- Upon approved application, a Working Group will receive:
- Support and funding of up to $500 per semester,
- Space on the RPIRG webpage,
- Access to office resources, such as photocopying and the button maker,
- Networking access, and
- The ability to apply for Project/Event funding.
If you would like to apply for Working Group Funding, please download and complete the Application Package:
- Application Package – RPIRG Working Group Application Form
- Follow-up Checklist – RPIRG – Working Group Follow-Up
- Working Group Example Application #1 – UR Pride Working Group Application
- Working Group Example Application #2 – Fruit for Thought Working Group Application
2. Project, Event, and Training Funding
The Project, Event, and Training Funding provides one-time funding and support to help groups and individual students.
- 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.
- An Event is defined as one activity with a particular goal. For example, a fundraiser, rally, or speaker.
- Training is defined as partaking in an educational initiative as part of a larger project of mandate. For example, attending a workshop or conference.
Past examples of Project, Event, and Training funding have included (but are by no means limited to):
- Sponsorship to attend training and conferences,
- Hosting speakers,
- Large-scale organizational improvements,
- Coordinating skills workshops,
- Organizing fundraisers, and
- Facilitating a lecture series.
If you would like to apply for Project, Event, and Training Funding, please download and complete the Application Package:
Application Package – RPIRG Project, Event, and Training Application Form
Follow-up Checklist – RPIRG – Project, Event, & Training Follow-Up
Project, Event, and Training Example Application #1: Journalism Photo Exhibit
Project, Event, and Training Example Application #2: Starhawk Workshops and Talk and Starhawk Application Budget