Support from OPIRG

Do you want OPIRG McMaster to be a part of your event? To co-sponsor? Do you need help with promotion? Need a room booking? Have a plan that needs support If you are a campus or community group then you are at the right place.

We support research and action in a variety of forms, including skills development training and organizing support. We also set aside funding to support other campus and community initiatives. If you think your event is in line with OPIRG McMaster’s principles, follow the steps below to request support. Applications are due by the 15th day of each month and are reviewed by the OPIRG Board at the following meeting.

STEP ONE: Read our Support Granting Policy here and/or our Room Booking Policy here.

STEP TWO: Once you’ve read the appropriate policy, please fill out our Application for Support form (below).

STEP THREE: You may be required to make a brief (>5 minute) presentation to our Board of Directors. After the meeting, you will be notified by a staff or board member if your support application is approved or denied.

STEP FOUR: Complete the event report form within 30 days of your event.


YYYY-MMM-DD format (i.e. 2017-JAN-15)
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Please also ensure that your request complies with the OPIRG Support Granting Policy.
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Please enter a link to the requested file. Note that your request for financial support may not be considered without the above listed items.
The objectives of OPIRG McMaster are to: Engage in charitable non-profit research and activities to advance the welfare of the University and general community; Execute, sponsor and publish education studies and programs to advance the welfare of the University and general community; Facilitate and encourage students to develop their research and advocacy skills in order to become active and informed citizens; Make diverse viewpoints available to the University and general community.
Event Report Form


Our student and community grants support grassroots initiatives from students and community groups focused on social justice and environmental action.

  • Student Research Grant
  • Public Interest Grant