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Flying Start

Jetstar helps Aussies get where they need to go

Jetstar's Flying Start Programme invites community groups and organisations across Australia to apply for a grant for $30,000, made up of $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of travel with Jetstar, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in their local community.

  • About the Programme

    Find out all the details about the Flying Start Programme

  • Meet the Panel

    Entries will be judged by a panel of judges, who will select an appropriate community group each quarter.

  • Apply Now

    If you are a community group or organisation that could do with a flying start with Jetstar, we invite you to apply.

  • <Jetstar helping New Zealand

    Every day Jetstar flies thousands of people, helping unite family and friends to share special holiday experiences with their accessible and affordable fares.

    Jetstar’s staff do their very best, every day to get you where you want to go, and to ensure every Jetstar experience you have is as enjoyable as possible.

    But there are some people who need more from Jetstar than just low fares.

    • Charity

    • Educational
      and Health
      organisations

    • Sporting group
      or organisation

    • Arts group or
      organisation

    Entry is open to not-for-profit community groups and organisations of any size, who are seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community; and can be classified into one of the following categories.

    The community group or organisation should have a specific project in mind for how the grant will be used to benefit their local community.

    Each quarter we will be accepting entries from a different Australian state or territory.
    Dates:
    31 JAN - 31 MAR
    1 APR - 30 JUN
    1 JUL - 30 SEPT
    1 OCT - 31 DEC
    Open to:
    QLD/NT
    NSW/ACT
    VIC/TAS
    SA/WA
    • CLOSED

      Grant #5, QLD/NT

    • 1 Apr 2014
      to
      30 Jun 2014

      Grant #6 NSW/ACT

    • DETAILS
      COMING
      SOON

      Grant #7

    • DETAILS
      COMING
      SOON

      Grant #8

    Grants will be awarded quarterly.

    Judges will gather within six weeks after the closing date for quarterly grant applications and select a community group or organisation to be the grant recipient.

    All applicants will be notified within six weeks of the applications close date each quarter and told whether or not they have been successful.

    • $15,000 Cash

    • $15,000 worth of travel
      with Jetstar anywhere
      on the Jetstar network

    • Promotion of their community group or organisation on Jetstar's website and Facebook page

    • National and local level
      media leverage to be
      facilitated by Jetstar
      PR agency partner

    Each quarterly grant will consist of the same elements, to ensure fairness and transparency.

    Each grant will be worth $30,000, comprising $15,000 cash and $15,000 worth of Jetstar travel.

    • 1

      The extent to which the community group or organisation is seeking funding to help enhance the lives of people in their local community in the areas of charity, health, sport, education or the arts;

    • 2

      the extent to which the community group or organisation can maximise their local community benefits with the Jetstar Flying Start Programme funding (e.g. the extent to which they have a tangible project or activity in mind to utilise the grant); and

    • 3

      the extent to which the project or activity will celebrate and highlight the work of the community group or organisation and help boost the profile and strength of the group for the future within twelve months of the grant being awarded.

  • Queensland-based Mummy's Wish a charity offering practical support to mums who are facing cancer, is the first Jetstar Flying Start Program grant recipient in Australia.

    From a helping hand with the house work to ensuring families stay connected with the provision of iPads to Skype on, Mummy's Wish is all about helping to maintain a normal family life in the face of adversity.

    The $15,000 cash and $15,000 travel grant will enable Mummy's Wish to further provide a range of care and services to 100 mums and their families across Queensland, and will assist in the expansion of its services to help families in New South Wales later this year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Congratulations to Shoes for Planet Earth, the second Flying Start grant recipient. Shoes for Planet Earth co-founders Viv Kartsounis and Nick Drayton from Sydney, source, clean and deliver running shoes to homeless shelters, disaster victims, sports groups and anyone in need in Australia and internationally.

    The grant comprising $15,000 in Jetstar flights and $15,000 in cash will enable them to step up the charity operation and spread its reach. Currently, donated running shoes are washed in a cement mixer called “Mona”, named after marathon runner Steve Moneghetti. The industrial washing machine Shoes for Planet Earth is purchasing with the aid of the Flying Start funding will cut down the time and physical effort required to clean shoes. The flights component of the grant worth $15,000  will enable delivery of shoes to those in need at the various ports where Jetstar flies to.

  • Congratulations to The Song Room, a Melbourne-based not-for-profit organisation awarded with the third Jetstar Flying Start Program grant recipient, receiving $15,000 cash and $15,000 in travel to be used for a ground-breaking music program for Australian primary school children. The Song Room is a national not-for-profit organisation that brightens the futures of Australia's most disadvantaged children with tailored, high-quality music and arts programs.

    The grant will enable The Song Room to expand its music programs across the country. The charity is looking to host a school excursion for students to travel interstate to Sydney to see a live performance at one of Australia's most recognisable cultural icons, the Sydney Opera House.

Meet the Panel

  • David Hall

    Jetstar CEO of Australia + New Zealand

    David Hall - Jetstar CEO of Australia + New Zealand

    David was appointed Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Executive Officer in August 2010, after being with the Qantas Group for over five years. David's Jetstar history has involved roles in finance and strategy teams.

  • Gorgi Coghlan

    TV Host

    Gorgi Coghlan - TV Host

    Gorgi Coghlan is a regular panellist on The Project, and until recently co-hosted the Logie Award winning program 'The Circle' on Channel Ten. With a background in media, journalism, travel, entertainment, science, education and professional singing, Gorgi is one of the most well-rounded television presenters in the industry. She is also enjoying her favourite role as mum to her 2 year old daughter.

  • Jeremy Schmidt

    Jetstar Pilot

    Jeremy Schmidt - Jetstar Pilot

    Jeremy Schmidt is a Jetstar management Captain and has been with the airline since late 2004. Jeremy was born in London and did his aviation training at Moorabbin Airport, Melbourne. He's spent 2 years working overseas in both the UK and Vietnam before returning home in 2009 to work on the 787 Dreamliner flying team. Jeremy lives in Melbourne with his wife and 3 children.

  • Jules Lund

    TV and radio presenter

    Jules Lund - TV and radio presenter

    Jules is well known as the charismatic host of more than 250 episodes of Getaway, a weekly one hour travel show where he combined his passion for travel, warmth, and wicked sense of humour to bring to life the greatest experiences on the planet. In 2010 Jules joined Fifi Box to host on Austereo's Fox FM what is now the number one drive show nationally, a role which also saw him win Best Newcomer at the 2011 Australian Commercial Radio Awards. Jules continues to co-host the top rating FM drive show nationally, and is Dad to Billie and baby Indigo.

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Contact Details

Alternatively, you can submit your entry form by downloading, printing out and posting into Jetstar at PO Box 4713, Melbourne VIC 3001.

Entry Form

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