Roundhouse Access Funding – Roundhouse Community Fund


Roundhouse is a co-working space that inspires a community of changemakers through collaboration and entrepreneurial spirit. It is also home to the Social Innovation Institute.

The Social Innovation Institute has partnered with Roundhouse to enhance accessibility to our space by subsidizing or covering the cost of memberships and rental space for individuals or organizations. Individuals and organizations may apply for funding to cover part or all of the cost of Roundhouse space rental and/or Roundhouse membership.

Roundhouse Access Funding supports events and initiatives that contribute to one or more of the following outcomes:

  • Introduce a new audience to Roundhouse or add to the diversity of Roundhouse space users

  • Initiate new collaborations with the Social Innovation Institute and/or Roundhouse

  • Create positive community impact or address a problem expressed by the community

  • Support a culture of changemaking, social innovation and social entrepreneurship in Edmonton


To engage community members and groups that may not be able to access Roundhouse otherwise.


  • Non-profit organizations

  • Emerging initiatives or community-based groups

  • Current MacEwan students

  • MacEwan faculty and staff

Fund details

  • Funds may be used towards space rental (including the Roundhouse event space, meeting rooms, and workshop room), and/or Roundhouse membership.

    • Note that catering, materials, parking, special equipment rentals, and any other expenses are not eligible for funding.

  • Funding is granted on a sliding scale, covering 25% to 100% of the costs for space rental or membership.

  • There is a maximum dollar amount of funding available each fiscal year. Funds are granted on a first-come, first-served basis, with priority given to first-time applicants.

  • There is no limit on the number of times you may receive Roundhouse Community funding; however, we reserve the right to place reasonable limits so that as many people as possible can access this funding.

Successful applicants will be asked to:

  • Recognize Roundhouse during their event or initiative

  • Allow Roundhouse to publicly promote the funded event or initiative, if appropriate

  • Identify opportunities to engage Roundhouse members in their event or initiative, where possible

How to apply

  • You are welcome to apply at any time. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. It may take up to a week to review your application.

  • Funding decisions are made by the Social Innovation Institute in consultation with Roundhouse. Decisions are final.


Application form