Dublin Waste to Energy Community Gain Fund and Catchment Area

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A Community Gain Liaison Committee and a Community Gain Fund were established for the catchment area of Irishtown, Ringsend, and Sandymount, in accordance with Planning Permission, reference 29S.EF2022 and Industrial Emissions Directive Licence, reference W0232-01, granted by An Bord Pleanála and the Environmental Protection Agency respectively, for the Dublin Waste to Energy Project.

The relevant conditions are reproduced here.

In line with planning condition no. 3, a Community Gain Fund was established.  The fund comprises a once-off capital contribution equivalent to 3% of the capital cost of the facility and an annual contribution per tonne of waste accepted for thermal treatment at the plant.  Since 2014, circa €11 million has been credited by the developer, Dublin Waste to Energy Limited, to a dedicated Community Gain Fund.  The Community Gain Fund provides financial assistance to community based clubs, groups, voluntary organisations, educational groups, individuals or businesses for the development of educational, environmental, community and recreational projects in the Irishtown, Ringsend and Sandymount areas, as defined on the map below.