Grants (Malaysia and Singapore)

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2* Latest 2009 Singapore 130 GRANTS!

A. CASH GRANTS

1. Jobs Credit Scheme
    Receive cash grants for local employees on your CPF payroll.

2. SME Rebate Scheme
    Get cash rebates to adjust to increased labour expenses due to higher CPF contribution rates.
        
B. CONSULTANT FEES

3. Design Pioneer Programme (DPP)
    Is your business in the design industry? Get funding of up to S$50,000 to adopt design as a business strategy.
        
4. Food Safety Programme
    Funds for F&B businesses to implement international food safety standards.
        
5. Goods And Services Tax (GST) Assistance Scheme
    Get a grant to lower the cost of setting up a GST-compliant accounting IT system when becoming a GST-registered trader. GST traders can collect GST and claim back for GST paid to suppliers.

6. Infocomm@SME - Accounting Software Assistance Scheme
    Get a grant to defray the cost of purchasing and setting up accounting software listed in the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) Accounting Software Register.

7. Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme (LETAS)
    Get a grant to hire external experts to improve your management and operations.
        
8. Pro-Family Business Grant (PFB)
    Get a grant of up to S$20,000 to make your business, products and services "pro-family" and to attain the Pro-Family Business Mark.

9. REACH Registration Assistance Pilot Scheme
    Do you export chemicals to European Union? Get a grant to engage consultants to help you with the registration of chemicals exported to the EU.
        
10. Risk Management Assistance Fund (RMAF)
      Get a grant to hire a consultant to help you minimise workplace risks and comply with the Workplace Safety and Health Act and Workplace Safety and Health (Risk Management) regulations.

11. SME Management Action For Results (SMART)
      Get a grant to develop business systems and processes for business excellence.

C. INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

12. Convene-in-Singapore Scheme (CiSS)
      Get advice, assistance and funding to bid for and host an international arts event/exhibition in Singapore.
 
13. Environmental Technology Capability Development Programme (EnviroTech CDP)
      SPRING Singapore has set aside S$6 million under this programme to increase the capabilities of environmental technology businesses.
        
14. F&B Capability Development Programme (CDP)
      S$12 million in funds for F&B businesses to improve their capabilities.

15. Heartland Retail Programme
      Are you a merchant association who wants to improve or upgrade your neighbourhood's retail environment? Get a grant to fund your project.
        
16. Local Enterprise and Association Development Programme (LEAD)
      Industry associations can now get a grant to take the lead in envisioning and shaping their industry.
        
17. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For F&B
      Funds for F&B industry associations to embark on projects that benefit the whole industry.

18. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For The Food Manufacturing Industry
      Singapore Food Manufacturers' Association (SFMA), with support from LEAD, is rolling out programmes that will significantly benefit all businesses in the food manufacturing industry.

19. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For The Land Logistics And Port Industries
      Key trade associations, with support from LEAD, are rolling out programmes that will significantly benefit the land logistics and port industries.
        
20. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For The Logistics Industry
      Singapore Logistics Association (SLA), with support from LEAD, is rolling out new resources and training programmes to strengthen the logistics industry.

21. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For The Precision Engineering Industry
      Singapore Precision Engineering and Tooling Association (SPETA), with support from LEAD, is rolling out programmes that will significantly benefit all businesses in the precision engineering (PE) industry.
        
22. Local Enterprise And Association Development (LEAD) For The Textile And Apparel Industry
     The Textile & Fashion Federation (TaFf), with support from LEAD, is rolling out programmes that will significantly benefit all businesses in the fashion and apparel industry.
        
23. Local Industry Upgrading Programme (LIUP)
      Tap into the technology and human resource expertise of multinational companies (MNCs) to upgrade your business.
        
24. Logistics Capability Development Programme (Logistics CDP)
      Are you a logistics business? Get help to improve the quality of your services and adopt global best practices.

25. Marine Capability Development Programme (Marine CDP)
      Marine CDP encourages businesses in the marine sector to jointly improve their processes, skills and collective capabilities.

26. Medtech Capability Development Programme (Medtech CDP)
      MedTech CDP funds the development of new MedTech capabilities, products and services in enterprises providing medical technology.
        
27. Semiconductor Capability Development Programme (SemiCon CDP)
      SemiCon CDP increases the capabilities of precision engineering businesses in the semiconductor industry.
        
D. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY

28. Intellectual Property Management (IPM)
      Get a grant to develop a strategy to create, own, protect and exploit your intellectual property.
        
E. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INNOVATION

29. Animated Short Film Initiative (ASFI)
      Are you in the film animation business? Get a grant of up to S$40,000 for your 2D, 3D, Flash or claymation animated short film.
        
30. Design Engage Programme
      Do you want to build up your company's design capabilities? Get a grant to develop and integrate design strategies into your business processes.
        
31. Digital Technology Development Scheme (DTDS)
      Get a grant of up to S$200,000 to develop original and innovative applications, services and devices for digital radio, digital television and digital cinema.

32. Environmental Technology Capability Development Programme (EnviroTech CDP)
     SPRING Singapore has set aside S$6 million under this programme to increase the capabilities of environmental technology businesses.
        
33. Film in Singapore! Scheme (FSS)
      Get a grant to film a TV programme or movie featuring Singapore destinations.

34. First Mover Advantage
      Do you have an innovative idea that involves the use of Government assets? Get a head start with the First Mover Advantage.
        
35. Heritage Industry Incentive Programme (HI2P)
     Get a grant for private museum/heritage projects, to upgrade your museum gallery, or develop innovative heritage products/services.
 
36. IDEAS - Animation Development
      Is your business in the media or creative industry? Get a grant of up to S$15,000 to develop pitching materials for your original animated TV series or feature films.
        
37. IDEAS - Web Animation Development
      Is your business in the web/animation industry? Get up to S$25,000 to develop character-driven animations for the web.

38. i.JAM Micro Funding Scheme
      Are you a startup in the interactive and digital media industry? Get a grant of up to S$50,000 to develop your new idea into an innovative product or service.

39. Incubator Development Programme (IDP)
      Helps incubators and venture accelerators to enhance their programmes and services to nurture innovative start-ups.

40. Innovation For Environmental Sustainability (IES) Fund
      Turn your ideas into products and services that contribute to environmental sustainability.

41. Innovation Voucher Scheme (IVS)
      Apply for an innovation voucher worth S$5,000 to pay for consultancy and technology services at participating knowledge institutions (KIs).
        
42. Partnership Funding For Arts Businesses
      Are you in the arts business? Get a grant of up to S$50,000 to present high quality arts events.
 
43. PILOT
      Get a grant of up to S$150,000 to create original animation, games series or interactive media projects.

44. Publishing Grant Scheme (Publishers)
      Are you a publisher in Singapore? Get a grant of up to S$10,000 per title to publish literary works by local writers.
        
45. Research Incentive Scheme For Companies (RISC)
      Defrays cost of research and development activities in the areas of strategic technologies and to increase the company's industrial competitiveness.

46. SCREEN - TV
      Apply for this scheme if you are producing "Made-by-Singapore TV" content projects targeted at the international market.
        
47. Script to Screen (S2S)
      Get a grant to support production budgets or commissioning fees to upgrade the skills of content creation companies in Singapore.

48. Singapore Israel Industrial Research And Development Foundation (SIIRD)
      Get up to US$750,000 to jointly develop products, solutions or technology with high-tech Israeli companies.

49. Technology Innovation Programme (TIP) - Experts
      Get a grant to hire technical experts from leading local and overseas R&D institutions.
 
50. The Enterprise Challenge (TEC)
      Do you have an idea that will improve Singapore's public service? Get a grant to turn it into a product or service.

51. Tourism Development Assistance Scheme (TDAS)
      Get a grant to develop innovative tourism products, create new tours and tour packages, or stage leisure.

52. Technology Innovation Programme (TIP) - Projects
      Get a grant for technology innovation projects that lead to new products or processes for your business.
        
53. Water Efficiency Fund (WEF)
      A fund targeted at getting companies to look into efficient ways of managing their water demand through recycling, use of alternate sources of water supply as well as initiative to promote water conservation.

F. SOCIAL CARE

54. ComCare Enterprise Fund (CEF)
      Get a grant of up to S$300,000 to start a social enterprise that helps disadvantaged Singapore Citizens become self-reliant.
        
G. START-UPS

55. Young Entrepreneurs Scheme for Startups (YES! Startups)
      Are you a young entrepreneur with innovative ideas? Get a grant of up to S$50,000 to turn it into a business.

H. TECHNOLOGY

56. Enhanced Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (Enhanced CITREP)
      A grant to train infocomm and non-infocomm professionals with critical, emerging and specialised infocomm skills.

57. Goods And Services Tax (GST) Assistance Scheme
      Get a grant to lower the cost of setting up a GST-compliant accounting IT system when becoming a GST-registered trader. GST traders can collect GST and claim back for GST paid to suppliers.
        
58. Infocomm@SME - Accounting Software Assistance Scheme
      Get a grant to defray the cost of purchasing and setting up accounting software listed in the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) Accounting Software Register.

59. Local Enterprise Technical Assistance Scheme (LETAS)
      Get a grant to hire external experts to improve your management and operations.

60. Operation & Technology Roadmapping (OTR)
      Want to maximize returns from your investments in technology? Get a grant for expert help from A*STAR to create a technology roadmap.
        
61. Technology Enterprise Commercialisation Scheme (TECS)
      Get a grant to develop your technology ideas at conceptualisation stage to trial test your prototype.

62. Technology for Enterprise Capability Upgrading Initiative (T-UP)
      Tap on A*STAR's pool of research scientists and engineers to upgrade your technology and jumpstart your R&D department.

63. Technology Innovation Programme - Centres Of Innovation
      Get access to ready resources in the one-stop centres which provide facilities, technology consultancy and advice.

64. Technology Innovation Programme (TIP) - Experts
      Get a grant to hire technical experts from leading local and overseas R&D institutions.

65. Technology Innovation Programme (TIP) - Projects
      Get a grant for technology innovation projects that lead to new products or processes for your business.

66. Technology Pioneer (TechPioneer) Scheme
      Are you developing technology for the environment or water industry? Get a grant of up to S$1 million for your customers to adopt your technology.

67. Tourism Technology Fund (TTF)
      Is your business in the tourism industry? Get a grant for technology innovations that enhance visitors' experience or improve business efficiency.

I. TRAINING

68. ADVANTAGE! Scheme
      Get up to S$400,000 in incentives for companies to adjust their human resource practices in order to recruit, retain and re-employ more mature workers.
        
69. Aerospace Re-Skilling For Operations (AeRO)
      Is your business in the aerospace industry? Get a grant to send new and inexperienced staff for theoretical and basic skills training.

70. Aerospace Re-Skilling For Operations Plus (AeroPLUS)
      Is your business in the aerospace industry? Get a grant to send new and inexperienced staff for theoretical, basic skills and on-the-job training.

71. Aerospace Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ)
      The Aerospace WSQ is a structured national skills training and certification system for the aerospace maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) industry.

72. Capability Development Scheme (CDS)
      Get a grant to sponsor your staff for media-related courses and overseas attachments.
        
73. Class 4 Driving Sponsorship Programme
      Is your business in the logistics, manufacturing or construction industry? Hire new drivers and get a grant to send them for Class 4 driving lessons.

74. Construction Re-skilling for Employment (CORE)
      Is your business in the construction industry? Get a grant to train new workers without industry experience to become trade foremen.

75. Construction Re-Skilling For Employment Plus (CORE Plus)
      Is your business in the construction industry? Get a grant to train new workers without industry experience to become tradesmen.

76. CRAFT For Chefs (CRAFT)
      Sign your chefs, cooks and other kitchen staff up for the subsidised course.

77. Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) For F&B
      Funds for F&B businesses to improve their service levels.

78. Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) For Healthcare
      CCI for Healthcare encourages businesses in the industry to raise their service levels.

79. Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) For Land Transport
      CCI for Land Transport encourages organisations in the industry to improve their service standards.

80. Customer-Centric Initiative (CCI) for Retail
      Funds for retailers to improve their service levels.
        
81. Employability Skills System (ESS) for Employers
      Get a grant to train your staff in any of the 10 employability skills identified by WDA.
        
82. Enhanced Critical Infocomm Technology Resource Programme (Enhanced CITREP)
     
A grant to train infocomm and non-infocomm professionals with critical, emerging and specialised infocomm skills.

83. F&B Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ)
      Get subsidies to train and certify your staff using the WSQ framework.

84. Healthcare Support WSQ
      Healthcare Support WSQ is a structured national skills training and certification system for the healthcare workforce.

85. Initiatives in New Technology (INTECH)
      Get a training grant to defray costs of developing or introducing new capabilities.

86. International Business Fellowship (iBF)
      Develop your manpower talent with in-depth knowledge of doing business in Central Asia, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Vietnam.

87. Joint Maritime Scholarship Scheme (JMSS)
      Are you in the maritime business? Get partial scholarships for your employees to attend full-time postgraduate programmes at local and foreign universities.

88. Local Maritime Part-Time Postgraduate Scholarship Programme (LMPS)
      Are you in the maritime business? Get partial scholarships for your employees to attend part-time postgraduate programmes at local universities.

89. Management Development Scholarship (MDS)
      Want to groom promising young managers in your company or attract new talent? Get partial scholarships for them to attend graduate business programmes at local universities.
        
90. Marine Re-Skilling For Employment (MariNE)
      Get a grant to re-skill workers to do tradesmen jobs in the marine industry.

91. Maritime Attachment Programme (MAP)
      Are you in the maritime business? Get a grant to sponsor your employees for overseas attachment.

92. Maritime Cluster Fund Course Fee Subsidy (MCF-CFS)
      Are you in the maritime business? Get a grant to send your staff for MCF-CFS endorsed training programmes.

93. National Retail Scholarships Programme
      Nominate promising existing or new employees for the National Retail Scholarship.

94. Overseas Trainer Attachment Programme (OTAP)
      Are you in the maritime business? Get a grant to bring in overseas trainers to conduct training for your staff.
        
95. Place & Train - Healthcare Assistants (Step-Down Care)
      Get a grant to train employees as healthcare assistants (HCAs) in step-down care institutions (e.g. nursing homes, community hospitals).

96. Place & Train - WSQ Certificate In Attractions
      Is your business in the tourism industry? Get funding support to train new employees with little or no industry experience for operational jobs.

97. Precision Engineering (PE) Manpower Initiative
      Programmes under this S$76 million initiative are designed to upgrade the skills of the precision engineering (PE) workforce holistically.

98. Precision Engineering Workforce Skills Qualifications Systems (PE WSQ)
      The Precision Engineering Workforce Skills Qualification Systems (PE WSQ) is a structured national skills training and certification system for the PE industry.

99. Process Industry Re-Skilling For Employment (PRocEss)
      Is your business in the process industry? Get a grant to train new employees without industry experience.

100. Pro-Family Business Grant (PFB)
        Get a grant of up to S$20,000 to make your business, products and services "pro-family" and to attain the Pro-Family Business Mark.

101. Retail Professional Traineeship Programme (RPTP)
        Is your business in the retail industry? Get a grant to hire and train professionals, managers and executives without retail experience.

102. Retail Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ)
        Retail Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) is a structured national skills training and certification system for the retail workforce.

103. Security Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ)
        The Security Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) is a structured national skills training and certification system for the private security industry.

104. Skills Development Fund (SDF) For Training Providers
        Do you provide training courses? Get your courses funded by the Skills Development Fund (SDF).

105. Skills Programme For Upgrading And Resilience (SPUR)
        Get enhanced funding support for training your employees in Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ), national or industry recognised courses.

106. Skills Redevelopment Programme (SRP)
        Get subsidised training for your employees.

107. Skills Redevelopment Programme (SRP) For Training Providers
        Do you provide certifiable training courses? Get your courses approved under SRP and businesses that send their employees for your courses will receive training allowances.

108. Total Company Training Plan (TCTP)
        Funding incentives to help companies develop a structured proposal for training programmes to be implemented over a 12-month period.

109. Training Assistance Scheme (TAS)
        Tap on the TAS grant for your company's general training and development needs.

110. Training Industry Professionals In Tourism (TIP-iT)
        Is your business in the tourism industry? Get a grant to send your staff for overseas training or develop local training programmes.

111. WSQ Certificate In F&B Service
        Sign yourself up for the WSQ Certificate in F&B Service or send your employees for the subsidised course.
        
112. WSQ Certificate In Food Preparation
        Get a subsidy to train and certify your kitchen staff in Food Preparation.

113. WSQ Certificate In Tour And Travel Services
         Is your business in the tourism industry? Get funding support to train new employees with little or no industry experience to become tour consultants and travel consultants.
        
114. WSQ Culinary Scholarships
        Get subsidies to send your cooks, chefs and kitchen staff for diploma courses.

115. WSQ Diploma in Tourism
         Are you in the MICE and Events industry? Get subsidies to send your staff for the WSQ Diploma in Tourism.

116. WSQ Food Hygiene
        Sign yourself up for the WSQ Food Hygiene or send your employees for the course.

117. WSQ For Therapy Services (Healthcare Support Sector)
        Get a grant to train employees in therapy services to work in acute healthcare or step-down care institutions.

118. WSQ Higher Certificate in Aerospace Maintenance
        Is your business in the aerospace industry? Send your employees to the subsidised WSQ Higher Certificate in Aerospace Maintenance course.

119. WSQ Higher Certificate In Healthcare Support
        Get a grant to train employees as healthcare support assistants (HCA) in nursing care, patient services or operating theatre support.

120. WSQ Professional Exhibition Management Programme
        Are you in the MICE and Events industry? Get subsidies to train new and existing staff to manage and market exhibitions and events.

121. WSQ Programme In Medical Tourism
        If your business interacts with medical tourists, get subsidies to send your staff for the WSQ Programme in Medical Tourism.

J. VENTURE ABROAD

122. International Business Fellowship (iBF)
        Develop your manpower talent with in-depth knowledge of doing business in Central Asia, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia and Vietnam.

123. International Development Grants
        Get grants to participate in arts events/competitions, collaborate on co-productions, or promote Singapore arts groups internationally.

124. International Partners Programme (iPartners)
        An initiative to support the formation of international alliances among Singapore-based companies to raise their competitive edge for success.

125. Malaysia Singapore Third Country Business Development Fund (MSBF)
        A grant for Singapore and Malaysia companies to collaborate in feasibility studies and joint missions to third countries.

126. Market Development Scheme (MDS)
        Get a travel grant of up to S$20,000 a year to market your "Made-by-Singapore" movies, TV programmes and digital content at overseas trade fairs and missions.

127. Overseas Promotion Partnership Programme (OPPP)
        Design companies can obtain a grant for taking part in prestigious international design events.

K. WORK-LIFE STRATEGIES

128. Pro-Family Business Grant (PFB)
        Get a grant of up to S$20,000 to make your business, products and services "pro-family" and to attain the Pro-Family Business Mark.

129. Work-Life Works! (WoW!) Fund
        Get a grant to implement Work-Life Strategies, which will help your employees manage their work responsibilities alongside personal and family needs.
        
130. Workplace Health Promotion (WHP) Grant
        Get a grant of up to $10,000 to create health and sports programmes for your employees.

Last updated on 06 July 2009