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 #21

1 OCT 2018 to 31 MAR 2019

#Grant #22

1 APR 2019 to 30 SEPT 2019



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 #21 - Eat Up

With the generous help and lunch-making skills of a dedicated army of volunteers, Eat Up makes and deliver thousands of lunches a month to schools around Australia.

Eat Up is responsible for making and delivering over 550,000 lunches to schools around metropolitan Victoria, Queensland, and New South Wales.

Starting in the kitchen of their hometown of Shepparton, Eat Up has grown rapidly since its inception, expanding from helping 20 schools in 2015 to 526 schools at present, producing over 9,000 sandwiches every school week.

Meet The Panel

Joanna Brand

Chief Legal Counsel

Joanna joined Jetstar as Chief Legal Counsel in 2016. She has a record of delivering growth through developing and executing corporate strategy and understands which brands align well to Jetstar and its values.

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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