SPRING works with our partners to support start-ups at different stages of growth and strives to build a vibrant start-up landscape where innovative start-ups can flourish and grow in a sustainable manner.
SPRING fosters a competitive SME sector by developing an environment that supports enterprises in their capability upgrading efforts and to seize growth opportunities.
SPRING forges close partnerships with industry associations and partners, to develop industry clusters, strengthen industry-specific support infrastructure and foster cross industry collaboration.
A robust Quality & Excellence infrastructure enhances our competitiveness and enables our enterprises to achieve superior performance, raise productivity and gain access to international markets.
Read these inspiring stories to see how you can kick-start your capability upgrading efforts.
Ready for the next phase of growth? The Capability Development Grant (CDG) is a financial assistance programme that helps you build capabilities across 10 key business areas, ranging from raising service standards, adopting technology to staff training and overseas expansion. The grant supports a wide range of capability upgrading initiatives to help you grow your businesses locally and globally.
The grant defrays up to 70 percent* of qualifying project costs such as consultancy, training, certification and equipment costs. You can take on large scale upgrading projects in areas like increasing productivity, process improvement, product development and market access.
To encourage more SMEs to build business capabilities, the application process for grant support of S$30,000 or less has been simplified. You can look forward to simpler application forms and reduced documentation requirements for such projects.
* SPRING's enhanced funding support of up to 70% would be effective for three years until 31 March 2018.
Brand & Marketing Strategy Development
Raise your company’s profile, emphasise your value proposition and take your brand global
Improve your management systems for better organisational performance
Business Strategy Innovation
Use a structured approach to convert knowledge and ideas into new or improved products, processes, services or business models to gain a competitive advantage
Enhancing Quality Standards
Adopt standards to improve your processes, raise competitiveness, enhance business credibility and enter new markets
Improve your financial management capabilities and better manage your financial resources
Human Capital Development
Invest in human capital and put in place strategies to attract, develop and retain your talents
Intellectual Property & Franchising
Protect your intellectual property to safeguard your business and gain a competitive advantage
Improve workflow processes and optimise resource allocation to maximise productivity
Enhance service delivery and adopt service innovation to delight your customers
Strengthen your technology innovation capabilities to improve your product and services
SPRING 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 SPRING’s approval.
IMPORTANT: Claims must reach SPRING within 6 months from the scheduled completion date of the project, or the grant offer shall automatically lapse thereafter.
SPRING Singapore has established a pilot Grant Appeal Advisory Panel, comprising private sector individuals, to provide additional businesses perspectives to the assessment of grant application appeals for the Capability Development Grant (CDG). The Panel will provide advice and recommendations to SPRING on the merits of the projects evaluated and advise if these projects are deserving of support. The Panel will run on a pilot basis till 31th October 2016.
An appeal may be submitted if :
Note : Appeals due to the inability to meet the SME criteria and relating to the level of support are not within the scope of the Panel.
Complete the CDG appeal form (, 75KB) and email it together with your project proposal to Grant-Appeal@spring.gov.sg.
Note : Incomplete submissions will not be accepted.
*The appeal process is estimated to take 6 to 8 weeks. However, it may take longer if a presentation is required.
Each appeal case will be reviewed by 3 to 5 panellists, comprising industry representatives and capability area experts, depending on the nature of the project.
The list of Industry Representatives & Capability Area Experts is as below :
Chairperson Mr Sim Giok Lak, Chairman/ MD, Zicom Group Limited
Industry Representatives & Capability Area Experts
Updated : 14 December 2015
Download the FAQs on SPRING Grant Portal. (, 439KB)
Updated : 14 December 2015
Download the SPRING Grant Portal Access Rights Guide. (, 324KB)
Download the SPRING Grant Portal Step-by-step Guide. (, 3.7MB)
Updated : 18 November 2015
Download the Capability Development Grant (CDG) Brochure (English). (, 630KB)
Updated : 18 December 2015
Download the Capability Development Grant (CDG) Brochure (Mandarin). (, 2.1MB)
Download the Essential Capabilities of Dynamic Businesses. (, 5.77MB)
Last Updated on :
11 Jan 2016