Five Tipperary Projects are to receive funding of €1,000 each to purchase new technology from the RISE Community Fund supported by National Broadband Ireland (NBI) and Granahan McCourt. Receiving the grants are the Killoscully Development Association, with plans to start a coding club for local children; Cabragh Wetlands Development Trust, which will be investing in a sound system to support its growing community events programme; Drom Community Centre, which is modernising its facilities offering free public access to high-speed broadband, Clonoulty Rossmore Community First Responder Group, to invest in new defibrillator equipment for the parish; and Rossmore National School, which plans to make new online resources available to teach coding to the school’s children and the local community.
The groups are being praised for their voluntary efforts in committing a huge amount of energy and passion to bring pride of place to their local community.
The RISE Community Fund supported by NBI and Granahan McCourt calls on small businesses, community groups and social enterprises to use technology in creative and entrepreneurial ways to deliver maximum impact.
Further information about the RISE Community Fund is available here.