REMOTE working hubs in Limerick are getting €464,000 funding support to create more space and upgrade existing services.
The money is being allocated to upgrade eight connected hub remote working facilities across the city and county.
The major share of the funding will go to Innovate Limerick which has been allocated just over €400,000 with the Hartnett Enterprise Centre at TUS Moylish receiving €63,000.
A €5 million nationwide fund includes a voucher scheme to give remote workers free access to local digital hubs and provide at least 10,000 hot desk facilities free of charge to existing hub users and those using facilities for the first time.
The scheme will initially provide three days of hub use per person between now and the end of August.
Limerick Fine Gael TD Kieran O’Donnell said the announcement “marks a significant development in making remote working a more viable option for people living in Limerick city and county”.
The funding recipients in Limerick are: Hartnett Enterprise, TUS Moylish (€63,000); Innovate Limerick hubs at Upper Cecil St, Shannon Boat Club, Croom Enterprise Centre and Manor Fields (€225,000); Innovate Limerick Spark Hub, The Yard Newcastle West and Bruree Food Hub (€176,531.40)
A further €50,000 remote working funding has also been granted to Limerick City and County Council under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
“This will help them promote remote working opportunities and Limerick communities as a destination for people considering relocating from cities and larger towns who may want to return home and enjoy a new experience,” Deputy O’Donnell explained.