Why we want to help

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

Our 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 us than just low fares.

Who can apply?

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

Educational and Health Organisations
Arts Group or Organisation
Sporting Group or Organisation

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


When is this happening?

Grants will be awarded twice a year.

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.

Grant #22

1 APR 2019 to 30 SEPT 2019

#Grant #23

1 OCT 2019 to 31 Mar 2020



What the grant includes

$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

All grants 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.


Judging criteria

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 benefits to their local community with the Jetstar Flying Start grant (i.e. the extent to which they have a tangible project or activity in mind to utilise the grant).

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

Grant #22 - Indigenous Literacy Foundation

Founded in 2004, Indigenous Literacy Foundation is the national charity of the Australian Book Industry. The organisation is built on the expertise and resources of authors, illustrators, publishers, booksellers and other key members of the book industry.

ILF’s vision is equity of opportunity for all Indigenous children living in remote Australia so they can develop their full potential. They work to provide equity of opportunity for young Indigenous Australians through education by lifting literacy levels and instilling a lifelong of reading. Last year ILF worked with over 280 communities across Australia.

Meet The Panel

Kate Cotter

Head of Group Operations

Kate joined Jetstar in 2016. She leads Jetstar’s Group Operations team, delivering operational improvement and support to the Jetstar airlines. She has deep experience in building and leading effective teams, developing strategy and delivering change for customers and front line teams.

Catriona Larritt

Chief Customer Officer

Catriona is the Group Chief Customer Officer and has many years of commercial, strategic and leadership experience. She’s passionate about delivering great outcomes for customers and understands how to grow and build brands.

Dean Salter

COO, Jetstar Australia and New Zealand

Joining Jetstar in 2016 and the Flying Start judging panel shortly after, Dean is Jetstar Australia and New Zealand Chief Operating Officer. He has extensive expertise in managing operations and safety, strategy and customer service.


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


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