Grants available to boost Devon work hubs

Posted on by Rob Powell

A PILOT scheme aims to boost the number of “work hubs” in the county of Devon.

Devon County Council are looking for proposals to come forward to convert existing space in Totnes and Barnstaple into new work hubs.

The hubs, a network of which are emerging around the country, offer flexible hot desks to home workers and micro-enterprises that only have an occasional need for professional office space with high speed internet.

The council, along with the Department of Transport, have a £180,000 funding pool with grants of up to £90,000 available to successful tenders.

Councillor Will Mumford, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Economy, Enterprise and Employment, said: “This is an exciting opportunity for organisations to secure financial and business support to help in the development of innovative work hubs.

“We believe that work hubs should be locally owned and operated, so we’re keen to hear from organisations in the public, private or voluntary sector who believe they have what it takes to turn our vision for work hubs in Devon into a reality.”

The deadline for applications to get work hub funding is Friday 6th January. More information is available at

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