Five community groups in Cavan have received grants of €1,000 through the RISE Community Fund.
The fund is supported by National Broadband Ireland and provides grants to give immediate cash injections to local communities seeking to boost their digital footprint.
Cavan was one of the first locations to benefit from the fund.
The successful groups were Shercock Killann Rural Development, Templeport Resource Centre, and the Cavan Federation Irish Country Womens Association.
Mullahoran Community Centre and The Cottage Market Cavan also benefitted.
Imelda Mullen from The Cottage Market Cavan explained some of the benefits the funding will have for her:
"We're planning on creating a series of digital templates to use on our social media platforms, because when you run a social enterprise you have to wear probably forty hats and graphic design is not one of the hats I wear well. This will allow us to get our message out there when it comes time to advertise for our market. I'll just be able to upload this digital template and change out the dates - it's a real time saver for me.."
Receiving the grants of €1000 each were the community based development association, Shercock Killann Rural Development, which plans to build a website for its rural regeneration programme;
Templeport Resource Centre, which will be investing in laptops and tablet devices to provide skills training for elderly residents;
Cavan Federation Irish Country Womens Association, which will be funding an IT instructor to train volunteers in social media and other digital areas in order to upskill other members;
Mullahoran Community Centre, which will be bolstering its connectivity with new broadband boosters;
and The Cottage Market Cavan, which will be creating a series of digital templates to support and promote seasonal foods.