Heather Humphrey's Visit to Creative Spark
Yesterday Creative Spark was delighted to welcome Minister for Rural and Community Development Heather Humphrey's TD to our Muirhevnamor facility, where she announced a series of new initiatives that will make remote working more accessible and attractive for thousands of people.
Minister Humphreys launched the Connected Hubs Voucher Scheme – which will give remote workers free use of their local digital hub.
At least 10,000 hot desk spaces will be provided under the Scheme, which is aimed at both existing hub users, as well as those accessing hub facilities for the first time.
Minister Humphreys also announced €5 million in funding, through the Connected Hubs 2022 Call, which will be used to build capacity and enhance existing Remote Working facilities. Creative Spark are one of the grateful recipients of this fund.
On top of these two initiatives, Minister Humphreys also today announced the provision of €50,000 in funding to each Local Authority under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme.
Minister Humphreys also revealed today that the number of Remote Working facilities on the Connected Hubs Network has now reached 242.
Announcing the three initiatives at the Creative Spark Muirhevnamor facility, Minister Humphreys said:
“Remote Working has been a game-changer for thousands of people. It’s given people of all ages a better quality of life – allowing them to spend more time with their family friends, working within their local town or village.
“So today, I am absolutely delighted to announce a series of new measures that represent the next chapter in our Remote Working journey.
“My message to remote workers today is clear: Whether you are in Donegal or Waterford, Louth or in Kerry, in the Midlands or along the border, we have a hub for you.”
Sarah Daly, Executive Director of Creative Spark said:
''We are delighted to have the continued support of the Connected Hub initiative, both in terms of promotion of our two hub locations and the funding received to ensure we are providing top class facilities for entrepreneurs, start-ups and remote workers in this region''
Creative Spark provides a number of remote working facilities in Dundalk Co. Louth. Creative Spark HQ is located in Muirhevnamor provides a range of desk plans available to hire on a full-time or temporary basis, as well as meeting room facilities and private office space. This facility also includes a creative Print Studio, perfect for emerging or established artists to come in and work on their craft.
This facility is undergoing an expansion at present, with a Community Café and FabLab due to open in Autumn 2022. To book a desk plan in Creative Spark HQ, or to find out more information, click here
Creative Spark Downtown Hub is centrally located on Clanbrassil Street in Dundalk. Close to local amenities, this hub also provides a variety of desk plans available to hire, as well as a meeting room and a podcasting studio. To book a desk plan, or to find out more information about the Downtown Hub, click here
Creative Spark would like to extend their thanks to ConnectedHubs for all the funding they have recieved to date.
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