LPC is committed to engaging with, and supporting, the Harbour Basin and Rolleston communities in which it operates and the Christchurch, Canterbury area.
Sponsorships range from financial or in-kind support for activities that deliver ongoing benefits through to specific support for projects, events and initiatives.
LPC focuses on providing sponsorship for:
- Community, child and youth development and environmental initiatives in Lyttelton Harbour Basin and the Rolleston Area
- Organisations supporting Christchurch and Canterbury economic development and growth
- Wider community beneficial initiatives in Christchurch.
There are two funding rounds a year and the deadlines to submit applications are:
- 31 July
- 31 January
CURRENT LPC SPONSORSHIPS
Lyttelton Port Company is pleased to announce that it is now a sponsor of the Māia Health Foundation
Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust
The Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust and LPC have agreed to work on a project cooperatively with other harbour users to ensure this valued local environment is well cared for. As well as complying with relevant environmental legislation, LPC works to proactively minimise the environmental impact of its business.
Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust
LPC has supported the Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust since 1999 and is continuing its support in 2018. The Trust undertakes work to restore the island’s indigenous vegetation and fauna that would provide a safe refuge for local, rare or endangered species.
In addition to financial support, LPC provides in-kind assistance by donating the services of our Marine staff and one of LPC’s Pilot boats to transport plants to the island for the annual planting programme in August.
Champion Canterbury Business Awards
Held in September each year, the Champion Canterbury Business Awards celebrate the excellence, innovation and success of businesses and charities in the Canterbury region.
LPC is at the heart of trade in Canterbury and our sponsorship reflects our support of the awards that encourage top performance in business. The Awards celebrate those that help connect the province to the rest of the world.
Project Lyttelton – Festival of Lights
LPC was delighted to sponsor the annual fireworks during the 2018 street party night at the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights. The show lasted around 15 minutes and featured hundreds of individual fireworks that about 10,000 Lyttelton and Christchurch residents enjoyed.
Lyttelton Rugby Club
LPC teamed up with the Lyttelton Rugby Club to sponsor the junior team for its 2018 season and will continue the relationship into 2019. This year, LPC assisted in covering some of the travel costs for an annual tournament between the Lyttelton Club and Titahi Bay, Wellington, which has been played for the last 53 years.
The Club’s reach extends from Lyttelton to its surrounding areas, including Diamond Harbour and Heathcote. LPC is a long time sponsor of the Club.
Lyttelton Community House Trust
The Lyttelton Community House Trust is a registered charitable trust, established in 2008. Located at 7 Dublin Street, Lyttelton, the facility provides a friendly environment for people to drop in for a chat, enjoy a community lunch on Tuesdays, hold community group meetings and receive support from experienced staff.
The Trust also provides a meals-on-wheels service and assistance with transport for shopping and appointments for the elderly in the Lyttelton community.
In 2016 and into 2017 LPC is providing funds to help cover some of the Trust’s operational costs. This is the only community service of its kind in Lyttelton.
Lyttelton Football Club
The Lyttelton Football Club is experiencing growing interest from junior players keen to get into the sport. The club developed an introductory programme in 2012 to teach young children, aged eight to 13, the ins-and-outs of the game.
“Until now we’ve been running the programme using secondhand equipment and make-shift goal posts, so we haven’t had the resources to really excel,” said Lyttelton Football Club Head Coach Mick Stephenson.
“The equipment LPC funded has been the best thing to happen since we started. We now have almost 100 children registered so we’ve decided to run the programme throughout the school term.”
The ‘Introduction to Football’ course is held three times a week at the Lyttelton Primary School and the Lyttelton Recreation Centre.
Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre
In 2015 the Lyttelton Seafarers’ Centre reopened on Norwich Quay in Lyttelton, providing a safe place for visiting seafarers to relax when in Port. The Centre provides free internet access so seafarers can contact home, and purchase foreign exchange, food and drink.
LPC’s sponsorship will be used to help cover the facility’s operational costs.
Lyttelton Netball Club
LPC has been the major sponsor of the Lyttelton Netball Club since 2012. Funding is used to equip players with uniforms and sporting equipment required for the year ahead, including new team jackets, balls and player of the day certificates.
In past seasons, LPC has provided the club with tickets to at-home Mainland Tactix games and organised a training session with key players from the team.
Families with children attending Kidsfirst Lyttelton can now review photos of the day’s events and share in their child’s experiences. Some LPC staff and their families live close to the kindergarten and have children attending.
The children enjoy using the camera, which is robust enough to handle their enthusiastic work and play.
Albion Square, located on the corner of London and Canterbury Streets in Lyttelton, opened in November 2014. The square features a stage, terraces, play equipment, edible fruit trees and herb gardens, as well as the restored Lyttelton War Memorial Cenotaph.
LPC has donated more than $20,000 worth of recycled wharf timber from the former Cattle Jetty which was demolished in the Inner Harbour in December 2012.
The wharf timbers give the square a unique Port flavour and now have a new place within the infrastructure for Lyttelton’s community.
Ronald McDonald House South Island
LPC has been a supporter of Ronald McDonald House South Island since 2008. Ronald McDonald House provides free accommodation for parents and the siblings of children being treated for serious illnesses at Christchurch Hospital.
One night each month, LPC funds the Family Dinner Programme in which staff volunteer their time to cook, clean and serve a two-course meal to local families staying at Ronald McDonald House.
Lyttelton Stories Audio Tours Project
The Lyttelton Stories Audio Tours Project was granted sponsorship by LPC to fund a new initiative that will use a smartphone app to tell stories of Lyttelton residents in their own voices. The funding will enable the initial stages of the project to get underway, with content created in collaboration with Lyttelton Primary School, Lyttelton Museum and others in the community.
Whangaraupo Netball Club
Whangaraupo Netball Club will use funds from LPC’s sponsorship programme to purchase new uniforms that will be used at the South Island Maori Netball Tournament.
Rolleston Scout Group
LPC granted sponsorship to the Rolleston Scout Group to aid its participation in the 21st New Zealand Scout Jamboree, held in Blenheim from December 29 to January 7. Funds will be used to transport a shipping container full of equipment to the national scouting event.
St John Selwyn Central Area Committee
LPC was a platinum sponsor for the St John Selwyn Central Area Committee’s fundraising initiative to build a new ambulance centre in Rolleston. The development includes refurbishment of an existing building and the construction of a garage to house two to three vehicles. The new centre allows for an ambulance to run 24 hours a day and a community based learning centre.
Weedons Primary School
Weedons Primary School received financial support from LPC in 2016. The school has 165 students and counts LPC as a neighbour, being very near LPC’s new inland port at Rolleston, MidlandPort.
The funds helped promote the annual Weedons Twilight Christmas Fair. The special occasion will celebrate the school’s 145th birthday, and welcome LPC to the area.
Rolleston Warriors Rugby League Club (RWRLC)
Established in 2016 The Rolleston Rugby League is a newly formed club based in the Rolleston Township. A family orientated club with an emphasis on junior players the RWRLC currently have players registered in every age grade up to under 12s, including one complete nursery grade team, and a future plan to provide playing opportunities for older children with teams up to under 18s.
The sponsorship that LPC have provided will go towards sports equipment and player uniforms.
Waikirikiri Basketball Club
Canterbury Basketball Association is establishing the Waikirikiri Basketball Club in Rolleston (Selwyn District). The sponsorship from LPC supported this.
A new community Sports club based in the Rolleston/Selwyn district, Waikirikiri Sport pride themselves on fostering community involvement and are inclusive across all demographics for both boys and girls. Funding will go towards the Junior Hockey Clubs in order to provide Coaching Packs for each of their junior teams.
A non-profit organisation which operates to represent Canterbury at an elite level, Canterbury United provides a pathway for young talent to excel in their chosen sport. With a strong community focus they work to connect grass roots football to the elite amateur teams with operations covering the central city, Rangiora, Kaiapoi, Lyttelton, Methven, Rolleston and Ashburton. Funding will be used for sporting equipment that will be donated to local communities, clubs and primary schools.
The Peninsula Art Auction
Held every two years, The Peninsula Art auction is the primary fundraiser for the Lyttelton Primary School. Money raised from the fundraiser will be used over the two years following the auction to benefit the children of Lyttelton Primary School. The sponsorship that LPC provided helped to facilitate the running of the auction.
The Naval Point Club Lyttelton
Based in Magazine Bay, the Naval Point Club Lyttelton has over 750 members and provides opportunities for boats of all classes, including junior/youth dinghies, senior dinghies, windsurfers, trailer yachts, keelboats, powerboats, waka, jet-ski, swim and other open water sports.
LPC are delighted to provide the Naval Point Club Lyttelton with two new containers. The addition of these two containers will allow the club to not only store its rescue/coaching boat in a safe and secure location, but also provide additional storage services to members.
LPC assisted Parafed Canterbury to increase its monthly sports based programme for people with physical disabilities to a fortnightly programme.
Plunket Lyttelton – Tumblers Gymnastics
The yearly venue hire costs for this pre-school gymnastics programme were covered by LPC sponsorship.
Clearview Primary Parent Community Group
The support from LPC assisted with funds towards running the school fete and the purchase of some new furniture and resources for the school’s library.
Lyttelton Primary School
LPC helped fund the development of teaching materials to educate children about the Port.
Southern Ocean Sports (Subsidiary of Naval Point Club Lyttelton)
The establishment of a youth programme sailing course to encourage and educate young people about sailing and water safety was supported by LPC.
Lemonwood Grove Primary School
LPC sponsored the purchase of 700 safety vests for new students to support their road safety.
Christchurch Floorball Club – Rolleston
LPC provided funding for their volunteers to have a trailer to transport club equipment. The equipment includes goals, floorball sticks, balls and goalie gear.