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Enterprise Development Grant

Core Capabilities

Projects under Core Capabilities help businesses prepare for growth and transformation by strengthening their business foundations. These should go beyond basic functions such as sales and accounting.

Innovation and Productivity

Projects under Innovation and Productivity support companies that explore new areas of growth, or look for ways to enhance efficiency. These could include reviewing and redesigning workflow and processes. Companies could also tap into automation and technologies to make routine tasks more efficient

Market Access

Projects under Innovation and Productivity support companies that explore new areas of growth, or look for ways to enhance efficiency. These could include reviewing and redesigning workflow and processes. Companies could also tap into automation and technologies to make routine tasks more efficient

What does EDG support?

The grant funds qualifying project costs namely third party consultancy fees, software and equipment, and internal manpower cost.

As announced during the Supplementary Budget 2020, for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020, the maximum level of support will be enhanced to 80%.

For businesses that have been very badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the maximum level of support may even be raised to 90%, depending on a case-by-case review.

Who can apply?

To qualify for the EDG, you need to:

  • Be a business entity registered and operating in Singapore

  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding

  • Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the project 

Applications will be assessed by Enterprise Singapore based on project scope, project outcomes and competency of service provider.

Eligible employers who fulfil the following criteria can also qualify for additional subsidies under the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) scheme:

  • Have contributed at least S$750 Skills Development Levy over the qualifying period

  • Have employed at least three Singapore Citizens (SCs) or Permanent Residents (PRs) every month over the same period

  • Have not been qualified for SFEC at any of the earlier periods

Note: As of 1 April 2020, all applications for EDG should include commitment to worker outcomes as part of the qualifying requirements. This will include wage increment, job creation, job redesigns or training for existing staff.