Five community sport organisations across the Cronulla electorate have received a funding injection, sharing in $50,000 of grants from the NSW Local Sport Grants Program.

These grants are about investing in local sports organisations to help encourage people of all ages to be involved in sport.

These grants will be a welcome boost for the volunteers who work so hard behind the scenes so that people can enjoy playing sport.

This year’s grants will help provide better equipment, facilities, promotion and programs across a number of sports to help people lead active and healthy lifestyles.

The projects receiving grants are:

Sandshoes Boardriders Club (upgrade of equipment, promotional materials and website) $18,000

Port Hacking Croquet Club (Equipment upgrade) $12,500

Dgen Squash Club (Sporting Schools Squash Star Program) $9,000

Port Hacking Open Sailing Club (Equipment upgrade for junior sailing) $8,350

Cronulla Bowls Club (Non slip playing equipment) $2,150.

Grants of between $2,000 and $20,000 per project were available, with up to $50,000 available in each electorate.