Last year, we changed how we dealt with confirmed working group funds.
We asked confirmed group if they wished to either a.) get their fund in full as a single cheque (assuming full management of funds) or b.) be reimbursed by OPIRG for expenses, up to the amount of funding provided (OPIRG manages funds on your behalf).
This year, due to the Student Choice Initative, our funding grant for working groups may be reduced. As such, if there are groups that would wish to continue working with us and reciving our in-kind supports, but do not need fiscal support, you are providing you the option to decline funds.
Declining funds will not ensure that your group is chosen as a working group, nor will not choosing this option deny your group status with us. Do not feel pressure to decline funds, this is just an option to ensure that group funding can be spread around the farthest while also ensuring that groups can access our other supports.