Several local Community Enterprise Centres across the Ballyhoura area were part of 95 Enterprise Centres around the country successful under Enterprise Ireland’s Enterprise Centres Fund.

Enterprise Centres are embedded in communities across the Ballyhoura area. They provide space and training for entrepreneurs, established businesses and food companies allowing them to establish and grow enterprises in rural communities and facilitate people to work remotely access training and advice, and network with other business leaders.

This funding will be crucial as the Centres continue to offer services to local businesses during what is an exceptionally difficult time arising from challenges in operating during Covid 19.

The funding provided will help the Centres implement a recovery plan for businesses within their remit over the next six to twelve months though investment in Enterprise Facilities.

The Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment, Leo Varadkar TD said;

“I am really pleased to make this funding available through my Department. It will help enterprise centres all over the country to modernise their facilities protecting the health and safety of people who work there and helping to secure much-needed jobs.”

If you would like to discuss how your community can come together and create a Community Enterprise Centre, please contact your local Ballyhoura Development Officer for more information.