Public Interest Projects make tangible community impact.
What OPIRG provides project teams:
Orientation to OPIRG McMaster
Skills Development Workshops
Base funding ($350)
Special Project funding (up to $3000)
Access to campus room booking and OPIRG Resource Centre
Tools – button maker, projector, computer programs (CS) etc.
Promotional support – web – social media – campus posters
Space on OPIRG’s website and event calendar
Use of OPIRG McMaster’s name and connections
An @opirgmcmaster.org email account
The support of the entire OPIRG organization (Staff, Board, Volunteers)
Tips for project proposals
You clearly identify a public interest problem
Your Project will be led by McMaster undergrads
You should have set clear goals and objectives
Your goal should be achievable given demands of school/work/family
Your overall strategy will address how to make meaningful change
Our policy does not allow outside groups to open McMaster “chapters” through our working group process. Take a look at a potential partnership or shared programming options.