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Western law firm seeks applicants for community fund program

Friday, July 24, 2020 @ 12:19 PM | By John Chunn

Field Law, a western and northern Canadian regional law firm, has opened applications for its Field Law Community Fund Program, which will distribute $60,000 in grant funding between Northern Alberta, Southern Alberta and Northwest Territories.

According to the firm’s press release, applicants from community associations and charity initiatives (registered and non-registered) in those markets are encouraged to share how they are making a difference in their communities and where they need support. Application entries close on Aug. 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. EDT.

“This is a year like no other, and with many events and activities being delayed or cancelled, we know that community groups are struggling like never before,” said Field Law’s managing partner, Jeremiah Kowalchuk. “The Community Fund Program is one way that Field can help organizations persevere in these challenging times.”

To date, through the Community Fund, Field Law has donated a total of $550,000 to 96 organizations for their “pay-it-forward” ideas.

Of the $60,000 in funding available, with a total $24,000 available for Northern Alberta market applicants, $24,000 for Southern Alberta organizations and $12,000 for Northwest Territories. Field Law staff and lawyers will vote on the projects submitted and winners will be announced online on Sept. 8, 2020.