Established by NBI Chairman and technology entrepreneur, David McCourt, RISE is providing monthly grants across the country for community groups, small businesses and social enterprises in rural communities seeking to boost their digital ecosystems.
Receiving the grants of €1000 each were the Ballycanew Ballyoughter Community Development Association, with plans to support the FabLab which provides access to modern technology while fostering innovative, technological, entrepreneurial and digital skills.
Bree Community Development Group, will look to update its website and develop a social media presence and booking system for their facilities.
Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh, plan to use the funding for a smart wall mounted flat screen TV to facilitate virtual meetings.
Wexford Farmers Market, also plan to upgrade its website and social media presence.
121 Digital in Ashford will use the funding to provide its 121digital program and on-site training to colleges and schools nationwide.