• Sponsorship

Supporting the local Community

We are committed to supporting the Te Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour Basin and Rolleston communities we are a part of.

Sponsorships range from financial or in-kind support for activities that deliver ongoing benefits to specific support for projects, events and initiatives.

LPC focuses on providing sponsorship for:

  • Community, child and youth development and environmental initiatives in Te Whakaraupō Lyttelton Harbour Basin and the Rolleston Area
  • Organisations supporting Christchurch and Canterbury’s economic development and growth
  • Wider community beneficial initiatives in Christchurch.


There are two funding rounds a year, and the deadlines to submit applications are:

  • July 31
  • January 31


To make an application, please fill in our sponsorship application form and see our sponsorship policy. The next funding round opens on June 1 2024.

For over 15 years, LPC has sponsored Lyttelton Rugby Club’s young players, providing each new member of the club with a sports bag, branded shorts, socks, jacket, beanie and mouthguard.

In 2019, LPC became a mission sponsor for the Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust, supporting the rescue helicopter crews to carry out operations across both land and sea and ultimately save lives.

For over 20 years, LPC has supported the Quail Island Ecological Restoration Trust. LPC donates money to support the restoration.


We are proud supporters of Fire Emergency New Zealand, and employ and support Fire and Emergency volunteers at LPC.

Since 2013, we have partnered with the Banks Peninsula Conservation Trust to support them in their work to ensure that the Banks Peninsula has a biodiverse and sustainable future. A part of this work is our mission to restore the Port Saddle with native flora and fauna.

LPC sponsors the Lyttelton Youth Group, which hold sessions during the week to give local young people a chance to connect with each other. The group is coordinated by Project Lyttelton.


Each year, LPC provides a scholarship to the University of Canterbury. This was established in recognition of the commitment of LPC staff who maintained Port operations following the earthquakes in 2010 and 2011.

The scholarship, worth $10,000, is open for any child of a current LPC employee to support them in their first year of study.

The 2022 LPC Scholarship was awarded to Georgia Woods.

Get in touch

For all sponsorship enquiries, please get in touch with LPC’s Communications Team: lpccommunications@lpc.co.nz

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