The Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) will be launched on 25 October 2018 to support companies in the upgrading of business capabilities, innovation and internationalisation. EDG will replace the existing Capability Development Grant (CDG) and Global Company Partnership (GCP) Grant.

Companies must submit their CDG and GCP applications before 24 October 2018, 1800hrs. For submissions after the deadline, please apply for the EDG. As we expect an increase in web traffic during this transition period, companies are encouraged to complete their applications early.

Grant

 
 

About

Companies looking to scale up business capabilities for sustainable growth can tap on the Capability Development Grant (CDG). You can take on projects in areas such as product development, human capital development, standards adoption and business processes enhancement.

The grant defrays up to 70% of qualifying project costs such as consultancy, training, certification and equipment expenses.

The application requirements for smaller scale projects (grant support of S$30,000 or less) has also been simplified. Look forward to an easier application process with more streamlined forms and documentation requirements.

 

Explore these supportable development areas

Supportable Areas

Branding and Marketing
Raise your company’s profile, emphasise your value proposition and take your brand global

Business Excellence
Improve your management systems for better organisational performance

Business Model Transformation
Embark on a structured process to transform your business model to gain a competitive advantage

Standards Adoption
Adopt standards to improve your processes, raise competitiveness, enhance business credibility and enter new markets

Financial Management
Improve your financial management capabilities and better manage your financial resources

Human Capital Development
Strengthen your HR practices by putting in place the right systems and processes, and investing in talent attraction and development strategies

Intellectual Property
Protect and leverage your intellectual property to safeguard your proprietary content, brand and increase your competitive advantage

Enhancing Business Processes for Productivity
Improve workflow processes and optimise resource allocation to maximise productivity

Service Excellence
Enhance service delivery and adopt service innovation to delight your customers

Product Development
Leverage technology to develop innovative products and services to differentiate your business offerings


 

Eligibility

SMEs can apply for CDG if they meet the following criteria:

  • Registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
  • Group annual sales turnover of S$100 million or less, or group employment of up to 200 employees

Enterprise Singapore will assess the application based on your needs, the project scope, and competency of the service provider in improving your business capabilities. All applications are subject to Enterprise Singapore’s approval.

 

E-Brochure

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Pre-application

Check that you are eligible to apply for the CDG and identify the supportable area relevant to your project

  • Discuss your project with an SME Centre business advisor. Tap on free business and productivity advisory services from one of our 12 SME Centres.
  • SMEs applying for CDG support for consultancy-related costs must engage management consultants who possess Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification. Click here for more information on the Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification and access the list of certified management consultants.
    • Other members or specialists in the team who are not providing management consultancy services but are conducting dedicated functions such as market research, audit, fieldwork, design/artwork, equipment installation and drafting of legal agreements, need not be certified.
    • Consultants offering technical advice and expertise in the development of new technology do not require this certification. Solution vendors offering technical advice in the deployment of information management systems, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM), do not require this certification.

Ensure your project has not commenced

Late applications will not be supported. Your project can only commence on or after the Project Commencement Date stated in your CDG application, after it has been submitted to Enterprise Singapore. The actual grant awarded is subject to Enterprise Singapore’s approval.

Project commencement may include the following activities, but is not limited to:

  • Execution of project scope and related works
  • Payments made to suppliers and/or service providers for products and/or services involved in the project

Companies may perform the following once the application has been submitted:

  • Make initial deposit payments to supplier and/or service provider for products and/or services involved in the project
  • Enter into legally binding arrangement with the supplier and/or service provider engaged for the project

Prepare the following documents for submission with your application

  • Project Proposal
    • Applications for grant support of S$30,000 or less (i.e. total project cost of approximately S$45,000 or less) are required to submit their completed project questionnaire. Download the project questionnaire ( pdf, 317KB, updated on 1 Apr 2018).
    • Applications for grant support of more than S$30,000 (i.e. total project cost of more than S$45,000) are required to submit their completed project proposal. Download the guidelines for CDG project proposal ( pdf, 504KB, updated on 1 Apr 2018).
  • Latest ACRA Search or Instant Information (≤6 months old*) of your Corporate Shareholders if applicable
  • Latest Audited Financial Statements (≤1 year*) of your Company and Consolidated Financial Statement of your ultimate parent company if applicable

    *Not required if there are no changes in the documents already provided to Enterprise Singapore in the preceding 12 months
  • Relevant Proof of Quotation for your project cost items
  • For projects where consultants are engaged, please provide the consultants' proposal detailing the scope of work, man-day breakdown of the service, as well as the CVs and scanned copies of Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification(s) of individual consultants.

    To have a comprehensive overview of the consultants’ expertise, track record and costs, we strongly encourage you to touch base with at least 2 to 3 consultants before deciding on one that suits your project needs and requirements.

Prepare the following information1 based on the last financial year2 and the projected 3-year figures from the year after the project has been completed.

  • Not required for the development areas
    (1) Human Capital Development – Leadership Development

    Quantitative Impact Indicators e.g. Revenue, Remuneration
    Job Creation Indicators e.g. Total Staff Strength

    (Read the detailed explanation of the above ( pdf, 262KB, updated on 1 Apr 2018)

    1Figures should be representative of the applicant company (not the consolidated group of corporate shareholders).
    2For grant support of S$30,000 or less (i.e. total project cost of approximately S$45,000 or less), only key indicators based on the last financial year will be required.
 

Application

Log on to the Business Grant Portal with your CorpPass to make your application.

NOTE: While the CDG application process has transitioned to the Business Grant Portal, submission of CDG amendments and claims remains on the Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal at the moment. Please log on to Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal with your CorpPass. Read the Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal Access Rights Guide ( pdf, 3.7MB, updated on 1 Apr 2018).

  • Refer to the Claims Submission Guidelines ( pdf, 874KB, updated on 19 Jul 2018) and prepare the required documents
  • Engage an auditor from Enterprise Singapore’s Pre-Qualified Panel ( pdf, 539KB, updated on 18 Apr 2018) to verify your claim submission, unless expressly exempted by Enterprise Singapore.
    • Contact the Pre-Qualified Panel of auditors for a quotation
    • Appoint an auditor of your choice
    • Send all the claim supporting documents to the auditor (this can be done via the Portal or by Post)
  • Log on to the Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal and complete the claim submission online.

    Read the Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal FAQs on Enterprise Singapore Grant Portal ( pdf, 3.7MB, updated on 1 Apr 2018).

    IMPORTANT: Claims must reach Enterprise Singapore within six months from the scheduled completion date of the project, or the grant offer shall automatically lapse thereafter.
  • The Auditor you have appointed will verify your claim documents and issue an Audit Report upon completion of the verification.

    The auditor may contact you for further clarifications if required.
  • An Enterprise Singapore Officer will contact you to verify the completion of the project and the deliverables met based on your Project Report.
    • A site visit or presentation meeting may be arranged for this purpose.
    • You may be asked to revise your Project Report if information is incomplete.
  • Upon the complete receipt of both the Project Report and the Audit Report from the auditor, Enterprise Singapore will proceed to process the grant disbursement.

    The funds will be disbursed within six to eight weeks via GIRO to your designated bank account. Please ensure that a GIRO account has been set up prior to submitting your claim for disbursement.
    • You will be informed through an email notification upon approval of the grant disbursement.
    • An email notification will also be sent out by DBS to the email address stated in the GIRO form to confirm the transaction.
 
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