Jetstar Asia to offer $80,000 to Singapore-based community groups

Jetstar Asia to offer $80,000 to Singapore-based community groups
"By giving back to the Singapore community, we hope our efforts will bring about a multiplier effect, bring more cheer to those in need, and strengthening our social fabric," said Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi.

SINGAPORE - Jetstar Asia has launched a new programme that will offer $80,000 in travel vouchers and grants to four Singapore-based charities or organisations.

The intiative, named Jetstar Flying Start, was launched today and aims to help not-for-profit organisations fund projects that will make a positive impact in their local community, the airline said.

In the span of a year, Jetstar will offer four chosen groups a $20,000 grant, made up of $10,000 worth of Jetstar travel vouchers and $10,000 cash each - a total of $80,000 in value.

"By giving back to the Singapore community, we hope our efforts will bring about a multiplier effect, bring more cheer to those in need, and strengthening our social fabric," said Jetstar Asia CEO, Barathan Pasupathi.

According to the airline, entries will be reviewed each quarter by a panel of judges comprising social entrepreneur Elim Chew, social enterprise champion Emily Teng, Jetstar Asia CEO Barathan Pasupathi and Jetstar Asia pilot Captain Jeffrey Pang.

Singapore-based not-for-profit community groups and organisations can apply for the grant. These include charities, educational, health, arts and sporting organisations with a specific activity in mind.

Grants will be awarded to groups who best demonstrate how Jetstar's Flying Start Programme will help them to enhance lives in their community.

To apply or to find out more about the programme's terms and conditions, go to jetstar.com.

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