14 community organisations in the Cronulla electorate will share in $300,000 in grants from the long-time Community Partnership Program.

The grants will help fund projects for organisations including schools, preschools and sporting or community clubs.

Each year I’m impressed by the effort of the hard working, community-minded volunteers who prepare the applications for grants to improve facilities and equipment for their grassroots organisations.

The following projects have received funding from the latest round of applications:

  • Cronulla Public School P&C (shade covers for school playground) $46,310
  • Lilli Pilli Public School P&C (shade canopy for primary school playground) $40,000
  • Grays Point Preschool Kindergarten (bathroom upgrade) $30,000
  • Port Hacking Open Sailing Club (inflatable support boat for junior sailing programs) $25,000
  • Cronulla Sharks Water Polo Club (clubhouse refurbishment and audio visual system) $23,000
  • Burraneer Bay Public School P&C (multi purpose play area and seating) $20,000
  • Elouera Surf Life Saving Club (building access control system) $20,000
  • Shire Woodworking Club (computer numerical controlled woodwork routing machine) $19,000
  • St Aloysius Catholic Church Cronulla (refurbishment of audio-visual system for Thornton Community Hall) $18,000
  • Cronulla Caringbah Sharks JRLFC (aluminium seating at club grounds) $15,000
  • Cronulla High School P&C (school hall kitchen upgrade) $13,335
  • Lilli Pilli Football Club (monitored defibrillators at club grounds) $11,980
  • Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club (electronic security system for rescue training shed) $10,000
  • Kurnell Catamaran Club (trailer for rescue vessel) $8,138