Over 551k in funding has been announced for community hubs in Donegal.
The funding will enable existing hubs and broadband connection points to enhance and add capacity to remote working infrastructure in Donegal.
Grants will also fund measures to assist hubs to deal with COVID related challenges.
Included in the funding is €3m to develop remote working infrastructure in the North-West region.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine and Donegal T.D., Charlie McConalogue, has welcomed the announcement under the Connected Hubs Scheme.
He said: “The allocation of over €550k in funding for Donegal projects and €3m for the North West Region in total is a tremendous commitment to the future of rural Ireland and to increase the capacity and infrastructure of rural towns and villages. I thank my colleague Minister Humphreys and all the teams and and project leads involved in progressing these fantastic and innovative projects.”
The funding will benefit projects in Donegal and will support a wide range of relevant works nationwide, including the expansion of existing hubs, installation of privacy booths, access control and security systems, the conversion of existing open plan space to modular offices, and provision of enhanced audio visual, networking and conferencing facilities.