Capability Development Grant (CDG)

Defray up to 70% of qualifying project costs with the Capability Development Grant (CDG)

Are you an SME owner and planning to develop your organisation to successfully compete and grow the business locally or globally?
Have you recently implemented basic solutions under the Innovation & Capability Voucher (ICV) and wish to expand on the scope for capability building?
Do your capability and productivity needs go beyond the scope and deliverables under the ICV scheme?

The Capability Development Grant (CDG) is a financial assistance programme that aims to help SMEs defray up to 70% of qualifying costs*, relating to:


* SPRING's enhanced funding support of up to 70% would be effective for three years until 31 March 2018.

It supports a wide range of capability upgrading initiatives that fall under 10 supportable areas tailored to meet an SME’s current needs and stages of development. They range from raising service standards, adopting technology innovation, grooming business leaders to growing a global brand.

Optional: CDG-WorkPro Job Redesign Rider

From now to 30 Jun 2019, companies supported under the Capability Development Grant (CDG) may apply for the WorkPro - Job Redesign Rider (JR Rider) upon completion of CDG project. To be eligible, the SME needs to show that the project has led to a positive impact on older workers (subject to applicable conditions being met). This includes, but is not limited to:

  • making jobs physically easier, safer and smarter through improvements to the workplace environment / work processes
  • placement and retention of older workers
  • improved productivity, enhanced job scope, wage increment, etc.

The JR Rider can be used to increase the level of funding support to a maximum of 80% of the qualifying project cost, or up to $20,000 payable per older worker who have benefited (whichever is lower), subject to the applicable caps to the JR Rider scheme.

Click here for more information about WorkPro and the Job Redesign (Rider).

aAdvantage Consulting's Experience in Business Excellence, Human Capital Development, and Service Excellence

aAdvantage Consulting has a track record of assisting organisations in building their capabilities in 3 of the 10 supportable areas namely, Business Excellence, Human Capital Development, and Service Excellence.

Under the area of Business Excellence, we can assist you with:

  • Developing a company's mission, vision, values and strategy
  • Business excellence clinic sessions
  • Interview with key stakeholders
  • Organisation system review
  • Collation and tabulation of data
  • Strategic integration & development plan formulation
  • Briefing sessions
  • Implementation road mapping
  • Workshops (e.g. strategy formulation, customer engagement strategies, etc.)
  • Identifying gaps between the company's mission and strategy, and its internal resources and capabilities
  • Developing benchmarks and goals (qualitative and quantitative) for improvements in management practices
  • Implementation of reward systems to recognise employees for good service
  • Preparing for Singapore Quality Class certification under SPRING Singapore


Under the area of Human Capital Development, we can assist you with deploying HR management and development processes and best practices in the following areas :

  • Manpower planning
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Compensation and benefits
  • Performance management
  • Learning and development
  • Career management
  • Talent management
  • Employee engagement
  • Other HR management or development areas


Under the area of Service Excellence, we can assist you with enhancing service experience and customer satisfaction in the following areas :

  • Service mission, service values and service strategies development
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Customer research and analytics (e.g. customer profiles and behaviours)
  • Service blueprints and standards development
  • Service audits (e.g. customer satisfaction surveys, mystery audits)
  • Preparing for Singapore Service Class certification under SPRING Singapore


CDG covers up to 70% of eligible costs for SMEs.

 Are you Eligible?

  • Registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have minimum 30% local shareholding
  • Have a group annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million, or group employment of not more than 200 employees 


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Related Links:

Capability Development Grant by SPRING Singapore. Read more



Government Grants and Schemes

Capability Development Grant (CDG)

Customer Centric Initiative (CCI)