Trade associations and chambers (TACs) are key enablers in enterprise upgrading and industry development. You can play a more proactive role in helping companies enhance their competitiveness and capture new growth opportunities.
TACs keen to drive capability development and internationalisation projects can tap on the Local Enterprise and Association Development (LEAD) Programme by Enterprise Singapore (ESG) and Singapore Tourism Board (STB).
LEAD will also support TAC-led Build Improvement District (BID) projects under the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) covering place management activities such as physical improvements to precincts, public space management, transportation access, and cleaning and maintenance.
LEAD support is applicable for development projects in areas such as:
LEAD supports up to 70% of eligible costs for qualifying projects. This includes:
High-impact projects done in collaboration among TACs can receive support of up to 90%. Models of multi-TAC partnerships include collaborations within and across industries, or consortiums where larger TACs step up to take the initiative to engage and support smaller TACs to work towards common outcomes.
Funding will be extended to projects that:
Here’s a quick checklist you may refer to in preparation for your upcoming virtual trade fairs.
LEAD is only applicable to trade associations and chambers (TACs) which include Singapore-registered societies, professional bodies, unions of employers, overseas business chambers and companies limited by guarantee.
TACs must also meet the following criteria:
From 1 January 2017, TACs seeking LEAD support for consultancy-related costs under their industry development projects will have to engage management consultants who possess Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification.
Click here for more information on Enterprise Singapore-recognised certification for consultants.
A LEAD proposal should:
Please reach out to us at go.gov.sg/helloesg for more information on application requirements.