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Over €250K Announced For Five Remote Working Hubs In County Kildare

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81 projects across the country secured funding

Some €250,716 has been announced for five Kildare remote working hubs which will make remote working more accessible and attractive for Kildare workers.

Five projects in Kildare were granted funding:

  • €181,734 for County Kildare Community Network incorporating Athy Enterprise Centre, Equine innovation Space in Kildare Town and Merits in Naas;
  • €58,124 for County Kildare Chamber iHub and;
  • €10,858 for Venture House Hub in Crookstown.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys, announced the funding this morning, with 81 projects across the country successful in securing funding.

Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon commented: “The significant investment in the County Kildare Community Network will fund the development of a remote working hub and new meeting rooms in the Athy Enterprise Centre as well as enhanced business supports, 24 hour access to the Equine Innovation Space in Kildare Town, and increased capacity and a shared working space for Merits in Naas.

“The investment in Venture House will allow the current hub facility to offer a self-service facility to increase its flexibility to its users, while the County Kildare Chamber iHub will expand its offering with additional spaces, meeting booths, and zoom facilities.

“The announcement today also includes a voucher scheme which will give remote workers free access to local digital hubs and provide at least 10,000 hot desk facilities in total free of charge to existing hub users and those using facilities in Kildare for the first time.

"The scheme will initially provide three days of hub use per person between now and the end of August.

“The drive to encourage remote working will help revitalise towns and villages and it supports Fine Gael’s ambition and campaign to build stronger, safer communities,” Minister Heydon concluded.

 

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