How We’re Funded

Student fees – OPIRG Kingston is primarily funded by an optional fee for students at Queen’s University. The more time we spend fundraising and writing grant applications, the less time we have for what’s important: research, education, and working for positive change in the Queen’s community. The AMS and SGPS fees support OPIRG with a steady source of funding, which means we can dedicate our time to taking action and making a difference on issues of social and environmental justice.

OPIRG Provincial Network – We also receive funding each year from the Ontario PIRG network. PIRGs in Ontario work in solidarity with each other and have made a commitment to support each other through an equalization agreement.

Grants – Each year we successfully apply for grants for projects.

Donations and fundraising – Each year we raise thousands of dollars that mainly go to specific projects and events. We appreciate any donation, big or small!