Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club, as a result of the Club Grants program, presented donations totalling almost $55,000 to three extremely worthy and important community programs earlier this week.

Sharks Community Engagement Manager George Nour was at Cronulla RSL with representatives from The Beauty Bank, the Make Bullying History Foundation and Rainbow Club, in handing out the Club Grants funding for 2017.

All grant applications were received and submitted through ‘Smarty Grants’, a program which features on the Sutherland Shire Council’s website, with the Sharks then selecting the three community initiatives.  

Denise Doolan, Operations Manager at The Beauty Bank, Brett Murray the Co-Founder of Make Bullying History and Catriona Barry, General Manager of the Rainbow Club were present to gratefully accept the funding cheques.

Sutherland Shire Mayor Carmelo Pesce was in attendance, opening the awards presentation at which $280,000 in total was donated across the nine participating Sutherland Shire licenced clubs.

The three recipients of the Sharks Club Grants are signature charity partners and organisations deemed worthy of the funding to continue to operate and grow their charity programs.

Rainbow Club is a locally run swim school catering for children with a disability, the Make Bullying History funding will assist with facilitating the numerous school visits the initiative undertakes, while the Beauty Bank backing supports them with beauty packs, shelving and hampering up beauty products that have been donated.

The Cronulla Sharks Leagues Club are part of a Club Grants program which sees clubs who take in over $1M in poker machine revenue being required to donate a set percentage back to the community.

Our Community team manage the grants scheme on behalf of the Leagues Club, facilitating the requests, with the donations made to our signature charity partners.