The Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) is a student centre at the University of Regina that works on social and environmental justice issues. RPIRG gives out over $45,000 in funding each year to students for events, projects, or training opportunities.
Applications are due by midnight on one of the 5 annual funding deadlines.
July 1 – Oct 1 – Nov 1 – Feb 1 – March 1
Funding (except for micro grants) will not be granted outside of these funding rounds.
RPIRG has a total of $9000 to give out each funding round (and we carry over any leftover from previous rounds). Typically, if an application is requesting more than $2500-$3000, there is a good chance we will not be able to fully fund it, due to the volume of applications we receive. Please keep this in mind when you are deciding on how much funding to request in your application. When submitting your budget, please indicate which parts are of a higher priority, so that if we are unable to fully fund your application, we can more easily assess which parts need it the most.
Any student at the University of Regina, or paying community member, is eligible (and encouraged!) to apply for funding. Applications can also be made to retroactively fund items (for initiatives that have already happened, up to 1 year previous).
Please note: we are a non-partisan organization and as such do not provide funding to political parties or their candidates/electoral campaigns. However, non-partisan educational events being run by a political party, or events like election town halls which will include all political parties may be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to discuss.
If you have any questions about funding, please contact our Executive Director: firstname.lastname@example.org, 307-337-2420
The Event/Project Funding provides one-time funding and support to help groups and individual students.
An Event is defined as a one-time activity with a particular goal. For example, 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.
For more information on applying for funding, the funding process, and the funding follow up requirements please visit our website: http://rpirg.org/funding-2/