Funding of over €337,000 has been announced today for Co Mayo under the Connected Hubs Scheme.
5 projects in the county will benefit, enabling them to enhance and add capacity to their remote working infrastructure.
Remote working has become a reality for many during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the Government has today announced an investment of over €8.8 million nationally, to provide an increased number of families and individuals with the option to live and work in rural communities.
The funding includes grants for 5 projects in Mayo, which allow people to work remotely.
Mayo Co Co will receive over €195,000 to develop 11 Broadband Connections Points for remote working purposes - these will be located on Clare Island and Inisturk, as well as Belderrig, Bofeenaun, Cushlough, Keel, Kilmovee, Belmullet, Aghamore, Ardagh and Clogher.
The funding will upgrade existing meeting rooms at these locations, provide efficient energy upgrades, convert open plan spaces to modular offices, and upgrade disability access.
Elsewhere, there's €75,000 for the Cairn Enterprise Hub in Kiltimagh, for more booths and hot desk offices.
Over €32,000 goes to Knockmore Resource Centre near Ballina to upgrade hub facilities to encourage remote working in the area.
€18,000 has been allocated to The Courthouse in Swinford, and €16,434 for Leeson Enterprise Centre in Westport - again to expand current facilities.