Field Law Community Fund Launches Public Voting for Local Community Projects
October 7, 2021
Residents of Alberta and the Northwest Territories have a unique opportunity to support local charities, groups and organizations by casting their vote for recipients of this year’s Field Law Community Fund Program (the Community Fund).
Field Law, a western and northern regional law firm, received a record number of 140 applications from charities and organizations in Southern Alberta, Northern Alberta and the Northwest Territories. Through the Community Fund, Field Law will distribute $75,000 in funding to support community-minded projects and the now the public has its chance to weigh in on where the funds should go.
Beginning October 7 until November 12, the public can visit www.fieldlawcommunityfund.com to read the applications and vote for their favourite causes. The judging panel for each community market will take these votes into consideration when selecting the winning applicants.
“This is a great way for the public to get involved and tell us what projects are vital to their communities,” said Jeremiah Kowalchuk, Managing Partner at Field Law. “Since the launch of the Community Fund, Field Law has awarded more than $610,000 in funding to 105 deserving groups that work to improve community living. We have seen some amazing projects made possible through this Program and are proud to include the public in the decision process.”
Of the $75,000 available this year, $30,000 will be distributed to organizations in Southern Alberta, $30,000 will be distributed to organizations in Northern Alberta and $15,000 will go to organizations in the Northwest Territories. New this year, Field Law has introduced the Fielders’ Choice Award, allowing Field Law team members to choose one initiative in each community region to receive $2,000.
Voting for the Field Law Community Fund applications closes on November 12, 2021, and winners will be announced December 1, 2021. Locals interested in being on the judging panel in one of the three community markets are asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1 to receive more information.
For a complete list of past Field Law Community Fund Program winners and application details, visit fieldlawcommunityfund.com.
ABOUT FIELD LAW
Field Law is a western and northern regional business law firm listed as one of the largest in Canada, with offices in Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta, and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The firm is a proud, strong and independent multi-office regional firm with lawyers dedicated to professional excellence, client service and delivering value. More than 120 lawyers and 160 staff work together to provide a wide variety of legal services to businesses and institutions in corporate and commercial matters, litigation and dispute resolution, labour and employment, insurance, energy, intellectual property, privacy, professional regulatory and medical malpractice issues. Additionally, the firm provides private services to individuals including estate planning services, tax and real estate transactions.
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