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Flying Start

Jetstar helps SG groups get where they need to go

Jetstar’s Flying Start Programme invites community groups and organisations in Singapore to apply for a grant for S$20,000, made up of S$10,000 cash and S$10,000 worth of travel with Jetstar, to fund a project that will enrich the lives of people in the local community they support.

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

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

  • 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 Singapore

    Everyday Jetstar flies thousands of people around Asia and beyond, 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 SG based 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.

  • Grants will be awarded half-yearly from 1 April 2014.

    Judges will gather in the week 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 30 days of the applications close date each quarter and told whether or not they have been successful.

    • $10,000 Cash

    • $10,000 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 $20,000, comprising $10,000 cash and $10,000 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.

Flying Start Stories

  • Congratulations to Project Give Pray Love, a charity programme that provides aid to villages in southern Vietnam, has been awarded the first Jetstar Flying Start grant in Singapore. The grant comprising of $10, 000 cash and $10, 000 flights will allow the Project reach even more beneficiaries in Vị Thủy, Sóc Trăng and Kien Giang villages, located six hours from Ho Chi Minh City. For over 20 years, mother and daughter team, Monique Lim and Jeanine Lim, have been helping these communities through their personal capacity, providing necessities and helping children stay in school longer.

    The grant will enable Project Give Pray Love to embark on new initiatives, such as starting a food donation project by offering food and rice, as well as providing more bicycles so children do not walk long distances to school. The provision of tuition fees for more will also ensure the younger generation receives more education for a better future.

  • Congratulations to Children of Cambodia, a charity organisation based in Singapore that provides valuable healthcare training programmes to disadvantaged areas in Cambodia, for becoming the second recipient of the Jetstar Flying Start grant. Led by Jonathan Ng, the team will receive a grant of $10,000 cash and $10,000 flights, which will be spent on cross border training for healthcare professionals in Singapore and Cambodia, and a scholarship programme for youth to participate in the organisation’s programmes. Over the last nine years, the group of young adults from Children of Cambodia has created impactful programmes at Angkor Hospital for Children. Driven by a common vision to make a difference, their achievements include setting up an open heart surgery programme, opening an intensive care ward for new borns in partnership with National University Healthcare System and creating a burns programme with Singapore General Hospital. By providing a structure for Singapore doctors to train their counterparts in Cambodia, these partnerships have gradually transformed Angkor Hospital from a small and ill-equipped clinic to one which is able to perform over 200 surgeries a year, and sees more than 400 children everyday.

    Running the project entirely on school allowance has proven to be challenging. With the $20, 000 Jetstar Flying Start grant, Children of Cambodia can look forward to creating sponsorships for more youths to take in the project, as well as paying for trips for healthcare providers to participate in cross-border training and education. With a focus on commitment and knowledge transfer, the group’s ultimate goal is to enable local doctors to be self-sufficient, thereby achieving self-elimination from each project.

Meet the Panel

  • Barathan Pasupathi

    Jetstar Asia & Valuair CEO

    Barathan Pasupathi - Jetstar Asia & Valuair CEO

    Bara was appointed CEO of Jetstar Asia and Valuair in May 2012. He has more than 20 years’ experience in senior roles across the aviation and energy sectors and was a founding executive of Jetstar Asia, serving as its Chief Financial Officer from 2004 to 2007. Bara has extensive exposure in oil market risk management, aircraft finance and leasing, and supply chain management. Bara’s community work includes Treasurer for the Children’s Cancer Foundation and Singapore Nature Society, and Vice Chairman of Camp Rainbow.

  • Jeffrey Pang

    Jetstar Asia Pilot

    Jeffrey Pang - Jetstar Asia Pilot

    Jeffrey is a Jetstar Asia pilot and has been with the airline since 2009. Prior to this, he spent 18 years flying helicopters with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. When he is not flying, Jeffrey regularly helps to deliver food to needy families in the York Hill area as part of Yong En Care Centre community services. Jeffrey lives in Singapore with his wife and two children.

  • Elim Chew

    Social entrepreneur

    Elim Chew - Social entrepreneur

    Elim is the Founder and President of 77th Street (S) Pte Ltd, the leading youth and young adults streetwear fashion and accessories retail chain in Singapore and a shopping mall in Beijing called 77th Street Plaza. Currently, she sits on over 20 boards and committees of public service, youth and community organizations such as being the Board of Director of *SCAPE, an iconic youth community space; she is also a recipient of numerous awards and had received the Singapore Public Service Medal (PBM) 2011.

  • Emily Teng

    Social enterprise champion

    Emily Teng - Social enterprise champion

    As Chief of Awesomeness, Emily Teng is often seen running around the streets of Singapore for her non-profit organisation World Change Agents Inc. Raised in Jakarta, Melbourne and Singapore, Emily was inspired from a young age to serve the needs of the community around her. In 2007, what started out as a small recycling project run out of Emily’s wardrobe, quickly turned into a motivation for action, it now has more than 200 youth participants managing over 10 community projects.

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Contact Details

Alternatively, you can submit your your entry form by downloading,
printing out and posting into Jetstar at Singapore Changi Airport
Terminal 1, PO Box 115, Singapore 918144

Entry Form

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