€1000 grant scheme now open for Louth companies and community groups-Deadline extended to January 10th
Planning on using technology in creative and entrepreneurial ways to deliver maximum impact to your community?
The RISE community Fund supported by National Broadband Ireland (NBI), the company delivering the National Broadband Plan (NBP), has announced that applications for its grants to small businesses, farms, community groups and social enterprises are now open in Louth. The original deadline for applications was December 30th, but due to multiple requests to extend the deadline beyond the Christmas period, it has now been extended to January 10th.
RISE is providing monthly grants across the country to give an immediate cash injection into local communities seeking to boost their digital ecosystems. Following the route of NBI's deployment of its new high-speed fibre broadband network, Louth will be among some of the first locations to benefit from the RISE Community Fund after it was launched in 2022. Up to five grants of €1000 will be available to successful applicants across the country.
David Mc Court, founder of RISE and Chairman of NBI, commented "The RISE Community Fund supported by NBI is calling on small businesses, farms, community groups and social enterprises in Louth to submit their plans to use technology in creative and entrepreneurial ways to deliver maximum impact. We know there are some amazing people doing extraordinary things to bring value to their local communities, and we're hoping to accelerate and scale their ambitions with the support of these grants."
Small businesses, farms, community groups and social enterprises with plans to use technology to scale their operations and bring tangible benefits to their local communities are encouraged to visit www.riseglobalfoundation.com for entry forms and guidelines.
About the RISE Community Fund
The Rise Community Fund is a partnership between National Broadband Ireland (NBI) , the company delivery the NBP, and RISE Global Foundation, a privately funded charity. With a shred vision, NBI and RISE are collaborating to tackle the rural/urban digital divide and use technology and entrepreneurship to create opportunities and jobs in rural Ireland.
All grants provided by the RISE Community Fund are privately funded by NBI shareholders and private donations. No State funding is used in the provision of grant funding used by RISE Global Foundation.
For more information on RISE or NBI, please visit www.riseglobalfoundation.com or www.nbi.ie
Applicants can contact Programme Director Orla O'Malley at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions relating to the application process. Application guidelines and forms can be found at the RISE website at www.riseglobalfoundation.com. Deadline closes January 10th 2023.