Enterprise Development Grant (EDG)

Note:

As announced atĀ Budget 2022, for the Food Services and Retail sectors, support level will be at up to 80% from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Due to a large number of grant applications submitted in the first quarter of 2022, you may encounter a longer processing time than usual. To check on the status of your application, you may visit the Business Grant PortalĀ here.

Enterprise Development Grant

Today and into the future, companies that thrive are the ones that have strong business foundations and strategies, adopt technology and innovative processes, and grow their overseas presence.

The Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) helps Singapore companies grow and transform. This grant supports projects that help you upgrade your business, innovate or venture overseas, under three pillars:

  1. 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.

  1. Innovation and Productivity

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

  1. Market Access

Projects under Market Access support Singapore companies that are willing and ready to venture overseas. You may tap into the EDG to help defray some of the costs of expanding into overseas markets.

As of 30 December 2020, Overseas Marketing Presence (OMP) will be supported under the Market Readiness Assistance Grant (MRA). Please refer here for more details.

What does the EDG support?

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

Note: There are no pre-approved vendors for the EDG.

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.

There are no compulsory application fees required for schemes offered by ESG. Any application fees quoted by individuals/ firms offering grant application services are not endorsed by the Government.

Employers eligible for the SkillsFuture Enterprise Credits (SFEC) can also qualify for additional subsidies under the scheme.

Find out how to apply for the EDG.