Fingal welcomes Funding under Connected Hubs Scheme

Fingal County Council is delighted to welcome €115k funding under the #OurRuralFuture Connected Hubs Scheme which will help to facilitate remote working. Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced over €8.8 million in funding under the Connected Hubs Scheme – a key deliverable of Our Rural Future.

The funding will enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance and add capacity to remote working infrastructure in every region across Ireland. Grants will also fund measures to assist hubs to deal with COVID related challenges.

The funding will enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance and add capacity to remote working infrastructure in every region across Ireland. Grants will also fund measures to assist hubs to deal with COVID related challenges. Fingal’s remote working hubs look forward to participating in the new national connectedhubs.ie platform, where remote workers can book space and services in remote working hubs across the country.

The grant of €75,000 secured by Base Enterprise Centre will compliment investment already being made in the centre to upgrade its facilities and make the space within the centre more accessible and suitable to remote workers, start-up businesses and established business in the Fingal area.

The funding provided will enhance remote working infrastructure at the existing Broadband Connection Points in the Liam Rogers, Applewood, Tyrellstown and Luttrelstown Fingal Community Centres.  These centres will provide a space for local businessmen and women, students and entrepreneurs to work remotely within their locality in a safe friendly welcoming environment.  The funding will allow for the installation of workstations, screens and technology upgrades to enhance these facilities.

Welcoming the announcement Mayor of Fingal Cllr Seána Ó Rodaigh said: “The announcement of this funding is great news for the many Fingal workers who have discovered the benefits of remote working over the last year. It will allow them to work in their own locality while availing of the facilities and supports of an office environment.”

Chief Executive of Fingal AnnMarie Farrelly said: “Fingal County Council is committed to enhancing digital opportunities in Fingal and facilitating the development of sustainable working models. We welcome this funding provided for our remote working hubs which contribute to a better work life balance, are beneficial to the local economy and assist workers to work in their local communities.”

Full details the funding received by Fingal:

Fingal Enterprise Centres

  • Base Enterprise Centre = €75,000

Fingal Broadband Connection Points

  • Applewood CC = €10,000
  • Fingal Liam Rogers CC = €10,000
  • Tyrellstown CC = €10,000
  • Luttrellstown CC = €10,000