July 1, 2020 funding round: changes to criteria to support COVID-19 initiatives

Instead of our normal grant funding application for July 1, we have created a special funding round specific to initiatives to support people during COVID-19. We have made $400 available for up to 10 applicants, using a more simplified form below.

Applications are due by end of day (11:59) on July 1, 2020. Our board will be meeting in early July to review applications and get back to everyone as soon as possible. Please allow for up to 4 weeks for notification about funding approval.

We do not have any structured reporting requirements for this funding program, but may get in touch informally later to check-in about future support or ask how things went, for our own records. We also recommend checking out our COVID-19 resource page to learn about other programs, initiatives, and insight at rpirg.org/services/covid19.

If you would like to modify an existing application or if you have any questions about this funding, please do not hesitate to contact Krystal at info@rpirg.org or 306.737.5739.


*PLEASE NOTE* This fund is not for supporting people or families individually – it is to provide funds to programs that existing or new initiatives. If you are a post-secondary student in Regina, or are a University of Regina student (including Luther College, Campion College, and FNU) and have not yet applied to our emergency student fund, you can learn more and apply here: https://form.jotform.com/201185657944059 

Initiatives that support University of Regina students and community members in the Regina area impacted by COVID-19. You do not need to be a member of RPIRG to apply. University of Regina students includes those who attend satellite campuses, and those registered through Luther or Campion College and First Nations University of Canada. We are keen to fund any type of initiative that supports people in processing and navigating this current pandemic, in culturally appropriate ways – this can range from emergency funding, food and other support programs, mental health and education initiatives, creative responses to community organizing/building and more. Initiatives can be open to the public or only open to very specific communities or groups who are being impacted in more specific ways. We will prioritize initiatives that provide services for free or at very low cost or a sliding scale in order to make them more accessible to more people.

To apply, fill out our form here!

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