Are you working on a business idea? Are you looking for a work space in Cork or Waterford?

Bank of Ireland is offering scholarship desks in the much sought-after coworking spaces the Republic of Work in Cork, and Boxworks in Waterford. Apply here by 5 pm on Friday, February 8 and best of luck.

“The aim of the scholarships is simple – to give those in need a desk in a vibrant coworking space.”

See the video of Boxworks below where previous Scholarship Desk users relate their experiences.


“The Bank of Ireland scholarship programme really has been one of the big success stories at Republic of Work. BOI’s support has seen most of Cork’s breakthrough startup success stories of the last two years get access to free space,” says DC Cahalane, CEO, Republic of Work.

The scholarship desks will house startups, researchers, and NGOs as well as people from multinationals looking to set up operations in the region.

The aim of the scholarships is simple – to give those in need a desk in a vibrant coworking space while they tackle a specific business goal, over a six month period commencing on February 2019.

To apply for the scholarship, you should state your “time-bound goal”, and you must follow the rules of the coworking space.

Apply here by 5 pm on Friday 8th February and best of luck.

Employmum – Flexible working Desk option

As part of the Scholarship Desks offering in both coworking spaces in Cork and Waterford, Bank of Ireland are also offering one desk to Employmum – the flexible working platform. They will then share this resource with a number of local professionals who can benefit from the work space and networking from being in Republic of Work or Boxworks, but on a flexible/timeshare basis. To be considered for this programme, please contact stating your current status and the approx number of hours/times you would utilise one of these shared desks.