KPIRG’s Grants Committee  accepts applications for grants from student and community organizations year-round. Awards to successful applicants are made once at the end of each semester. Applications must be related to a social or environmental justice project / campaign. Grant requests are strictly monetary and can be applied retroactively (for example, if you missed the Spring deadline and your event was in May, you can submit an application for the Summer deadline). The Grants Committee is composed of KPIRG board & staff members. We operate on consensus and non-hierarchical principles in decision-making.

Application Deadlines:




General Criteria:

Funding is Available:

  • to KPU students and student groups
  • to community groups with an annual budget of less than $200,000
  • for projects that have a commitment to social and environmental justice

Priority is Given to:

  • groups willing to engage students at KPU
  • groups and projects in the Lower Mainland
  • groups working within their own communities
  • groups working on the following issues: indigenous sovereignty; gender queer, trans- & two-spirit issues; disability justice (esp. invisible disabilities); anti-gentrification and affordable housing; food sovereignty; prison industrial complex & police brutality; migrant justice; climate justice; sex worker support / rights
  • groups that demonstrate accessibility and long term vision

Funding is Not Allocated to:

  • student or work exchanges
  • groups fundraising to donate to other groups or causes (we prefer to donate directly)

Grants Available:

Large Grants {$500-$1000}

Groups applying for large donations must have a bank account in the organization’s name. Group must have previous experience organizing events or campaigns.

Small Grants {up to $500}

This fund is available to groups with little organizing experience as well as established groups. Can be used for small campaigns, one time events, art projects, publications and other forms of social justice organizing.

Conferences & Workshops Fund {$100}

Funding available for KPU students attending social and environmental justice conferences and/or workshops.

Guidance Notes & Application Forms:

Guidance Notes for All Grants:

Grants Info and Criteria

Large & Small Grants:

Grants Application Form

Conferences & Workshops Grants:

C & W Application form (Coming Soon)

How to Submit:


Mail: KPIRG Grants Committee, KPU, 12666 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, Coast Salish Territories, V3W 2M8

If funding is allocated, a cheque will be mailed to you in 4 – 6 weeks. We also ask successful applicants to acknowledge KPIRG as a supporter in their public/promotional materials. If you are producing a report/publication/video etc. with this funding we would appreciate a copy for our resource library

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: