Sponsorships & Grants

Sponsorships & Grants

A long held tradition

Community support and sponsorship is a long-held tradition at Lochard Energy and our focus is on the communities in which we operate our business activities.

The community initiatives we choose to support, align with our company values with the priority areas being education (with a particular focus on STEM), health and wellbeing and community development.

Key Sponsorship Activities

Some key sponsorship activities we have supported in the past include:

  • Lochard Energy Women’s Warrnambool Cycling Classic
  • Timboon P-12 School 5-year STEM program
  • Heystesbury Agricultural Society
  • Port Campbell Progress Group
  • Princetown Institute of Sport
  • Neil Porter Legacy

We gifted $46,183 in total to local community initiatives in FY23.

Scroll down for information on our sponsorship principles and how to contact us with your suggestions.

Sponsorship Principles

Each year, Lochard Energy supports a number of organisations, schools, sporting clubs and events in Victoria. Our principles for grants and sponsorships are summarised below.

  • Lochard Energy will support activities that provide solutions to local challenges and opportunities in the communities around our operations and areas our employees live in. This is defined as being within a 50km radius of the Iona Gas Storage Facility, which include the townships of Port Campbell, Peterborough, Warrnambool, Timboon, Camperdown, Colac, Simpson and Princetown. We view this as an essential and effective way to build sustainable and meaningful relationships with these communities for mutual benefit.


  • Lochard Energy places a strong emphasis on supporting initiatives which help local organisations develop the skills and resources to bring positive and lasting benefits to the community. We achieve this by providing funding and support that can make a difference without creating dependencies. We ensure that any organisation we support has plans to be financially and operationally sustainable in the long-term, without our support.
  • Lochard Energy will provide funding to initiatives in one or more of the following priority areas that are aligned to Lochard Energy’s company values: The priority areas are:
    • Education that encompasses activities that support childhood, adult and indigenous-specific education with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths).
    • Health and wellbeing which encompasses all activities that support physical and mental health.
    • Community development prioritising the support for activities that enrich community life and enhance the social, environmental and economic sustainability of local communities.

Minimum Criteria for Support

All initiatives and organisations supported by our business, must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Are reputable with a positive track record and solid governance
  • Are compatible with our company values
  • Be secular and predominantly concerned with providing services to the community
  • Not be affiliated with a political party
  • Be prepared to publicly acknowledge our support

If you have an initiative that meets the above selection criteria and would like to apply for sponsorship, please download the application form for sponsorship and email it to [email protected]


Sponsorship Application Form