Initiatives

SAS and its members have a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU“) on Sample Clauses in Contracts for the Provision of Security Manpower Services.

The text of the MOU can be found in this link.

The Office of Membership and Administration (the “Office“) handles all matters related to membership and assists members on inquiries and certifications.

The Office is in charge of event planning and is responsible for overseeing SAS flagship events such as the SAS Annual Gala and Security Industry Awards.

The Office arranges meetings with key industry partners to facilitate collaboration and mutual understanding.

For further inquiries, please contact SAS via the contact page, or via email to [email protected]

 

 

Grants and Schemes for Security Agencies

There are many opportunities for funding that Agencies may seek out. The SAS Office of Industry Transformation has curated a list of possible funding sources that may be of particular interest to Members.

Members may also consult directly with SAS in further detail regarding funding matters. Inquiries may be sent to SAS via the contact page, or via email to [email protected].

For tailored assistance on available government grants and schemes, this platform may be of help to members: https://gaeadviser.gobusiness.gov.sg/.

This page was last updated on 14 October 2020.

 

 

 

Enterprise Development Grant (EDG) [Enhanced]

This Enterprise Singapore grant aims to help businesses grow and transform, funding new projects that focus on any one of three pillars: Core Capabilities, Innovation and Productivity, and Market Access.

 

Funding Level

A qualifying project may receive up to to 80% of project costs from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020.

The Enhanced EDG entails:

  • Maximum support level will be raised from 70% to 80% from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021.
  • Unionised enterprises and e2i partners under the Labour Movement are eligible to receive an additional 10% funding support, subject to NTUC e2i’s assessment.

 

Criteria

Businesses intending to apply must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered and operating in Singapore
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding
  • Be in a financially viable position to start and complete the project

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) [Enhanced]

This straightforward government grant helps businesses adopt pre-approved IT solutions and equipment to boost productivity and reduce reliance on manpower. The Enhanced PSG allows for greater support for more sector-specific solutions and a wider range of pre-scoped solutions for businesses beyond IT solutions and equipment. It has also an expanded scope to include job redesign consultancy services.

 

Funding Level

The adoption of pre-approved solutions and equipment will be funded at up to 80% of project costs from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020.

The Enhanced PSG includes:

  • Maximum support level will be raised from 70% to 80% from 1 April 2020 to 30 September 2021.
  • Expanded scope of solutions to help enterprises implement COVID-19 business continuity measures. Valid till 31 December 2020.
    • Online collaboration tools
    • Virtual meeting and telephony tools
    • Queue management systems
    • Temperature screening solutions

 

Criteria and Application

Businesses intending to apply for the PSG must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered and operating in Singapore
  • Purchase/lease/subscription of the IT solutions or equipment must be used in Singapore
  • Have a minimum of 30% local shareholding (for selected solutions only)

Applications are submitted via the Business Grant Portal (BGP), requiring the use of a CorpPass.

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

Market Readiness Assistance (MRA) Grant [Enhanced]

This Enterprise Singapore grant aims to help businesses internationalise and access overseas markets from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2023.

 

Funding Level

Eligible businesses will receive:

  • Up to 70% of eligible costs, capped at $20,000 per company per fiscal year that covers:
    • Maximum of two applications per fiscal year, starting 1 April and ending 31 March the following year
    • Limited to one activity (e.g. market entry, or participation in a trade fair) in a single overseas market per application

The Enhanced MRA grant includes:

  • Removal of the cap of two applications per fiscal year per company
  • Grant cap will be increased from $20,000 to $10,000 per new country over the next three years
  • Maximum support raised from 70% to 80% from 1 November 2020 to 30 September 2021
  • Programme will extend support to include businesses’ participation in virtual trade fairs

 

Criteria and Application

Companies should meet the following criteria:

  • Business entity is registered/incorporated in Singapore
  • New market entry criteria, i.e. target overseas country whereby the applicant has not exceeded S$100,000 in overseas sales in each of the last three preceding years
  • At least 30% local shareholding
  • Group Annual Sales Turnover of not more than S$100 million; OR Company’s Group Employment Size of not more than 200 employees

More details can be found here.

 

 

 

SME Talent Programme (STP)

This Enterprise Singapore programme helps businesses engage and develop internships for students of tertiary institutes and institutes of higher learning.

 

Funding Level

Businesses will be eligible for funding support up to 70% of the internship stipend.

 

Criteria and Application

Businesses intending to apply for the STP must meet the following criteria:

  • At least 30% local shareholding
  • Group annual turnover of up to S$100 million OR group employment size of up to 200 workers
  • Offer potential career opportunities with a clear job description and career progression path
  • Possess sound Human Resource processes
  • Willing to participate in Enterprise Singapore’s Human Resource Maturity Diagnostics (HRMD) to facilitate future capability upgrading

Applications are submitted online to STP.net, requiring a CorpPass. More information can be found here.

 

 

 

Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme

The LED scheme from MOM is a comprehensive platform aiming to assist any business that intends to become manpower-lean, build a stronger Singaporean core, or develop a better quality workforce.

The scheme will help businesses identify and obtain funding from different agencies such as the EDG, PSG, or even the Business Improvement Fund administered by STB.

More details can be found here. Enquiries may also be sent via email to [email protected].

 

 

 

Jobs Growth Initiative (JGI)

The JGI aims to create good and long-term jobs for locals. The JGI supports employers by providing one year of salary support for each new local hire by employers that managed to increase their local workforce from September 2020 to February 2021 (inclusive).

 

Criteria

All employers who have made timely mandatory CPF contributions, established on or before 16 August, and achieved the following increases in their local workforce between September 2020 and February 2021 (inclusive), compared to the August 2020 local workforce, i.e. the baseline headcount:

  • Increase in overall local workforce size; and
  • Increase in local employees earning gross wages of at least $1,400 per month

 

Application

Employers do NOT need to apply for the JGI. IRAS will notify eligible employers by post of the amount of JGI payout payable to them. They can also log in to myTax Portal to view the electronic copy of their letter.

More details can be found here. Enquiries may also be sent via go.gov.sg/jgiask.

 

 

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

This SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) programme offers additional support to businesses who face challenges in sending their employees for training.

 

Funding Level

Businesses can receive support for training purposes via:

  • Higher Course Fee Grant: businesses enjoy SkillsFuture Funding of up to 90% of the course fees when they sponsor their employees to attend courses supported by SSG
  • Enhanced Absentee Payroll (AP) Funding: businesses may claim AP funding of 80% of basic hourly salary at a higher cap of $7.50 per hour, an increase over the normal cap of $4.50 per hour.

 

Criteria

Businesses intending to apply must meet the following criteria:

  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • At least 30% local shareholding by Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
  • Employment size of not more than 200 (at group level) or with annual sales turnover (at group level) of not more than $100 million
  • Trainees must be hired in accordance with the Employment Act and fully sponsored by their employers for the course
  • Trainees must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents

 

Application

Applications are submitted to the SkillsConnect portal, requiring a CorpPass. More information can be found here.

 

 

Productivity-Max Programme

The P-Max programme from Workforce Singapore helps businesses train their PMETs, establish progressive HR practices, and better retain PMETs.

 

Funding Levels

WSG can provide up to 90% funding for workshops and courses for their PMETs, and also may receive an additional grant of $5,000 on a once-off basis, subject to terms and conditions.

 

Criteria

Businesses intending to apply to this programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Be registered or incorporated in Singapore
  • Be made up of at least 30% local shareholding
  • Have an annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million or employment size not exceeding 200 employees
  • Offer PMET job vacancies that pay a gross monthly salary of at least S$2,500; and/or have hired a PMET within the last three months (i.e. 90 days) prior to enrolment into programme and paying a gross monthly salary of at least S$2,500

Additionally, the PMETs undergoing training in the programme must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Resident who is keen to pursue a full-time career in an SME
  • Diploma holder or have prior work experience in a PMET job
  • Have graduated or completed National Service for a minimum period of 12 months

 

Application

Application into the programme can be made by first contact any one of several Programme Managers from various organisations:

Program Manager Email Website
Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (ASME) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.pmax.sg
Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.p-max.sg
Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.pmaxsingapore.com/
Singapore Productivity Association (SPA) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.pmax.spa.org.sg
Workforce Advancement Federation Ltd (WAF) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.pmax.waf.org.sg
U SME (An initiative of NTUC) Place-and-Train Programme [email protected] www.pmax-usme.sg

More information can be found here.

 

 

Tech Access Initiative

The A*STAR Tech Access Initiative aims to help SMEs build capabilities in advanced manufacturing through the use of advanced equipment to prototype new products, qualify new processes and test out new applications.

 

Funding Level

Businesses can receive up to 50% funding support from Enterprise Singapore for qualifying project costs.

 

Criteria and Application

Businesses intending to apply must meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum of 30% local shareholding; AND
  • Group annual sales turnover of not more than S$100 million; OR
  • Group employment size of not more than 200 workers

More information can be found here. Enquiries on applications can also be sent via email to [email protected].

 

 

 

 

Security Officers are the frontline staff of the Security industry. They are the protectors and the first line of defense for any possible threats towards the public.

SAS stands behind our security officers and this decal would inform members of the public that our officers perform important functions under the private security industry act and that any abuse of our officers may punishable by law.

Members are encouraged to put up a copy of the Decal at all of their sites.

Members may download a copy of the decal in the link below. Download The Decal

 

Security Officers’ Day

The Security Officers’ Awards Day 2020 recognised outstanding officers who have performed exemplarily in their duties.

Furthermore, 3 officers received the Security Officer of the Year Award.

Read more about the event and the officers’ accomplishments on https://www.hormatsecurity.sg/

Strategic Partnership

SAS recognises the need for strategic partnerships with other organisations.

One of our Strategic Partners, Leacov, will provide support to SAS members in terms of training, learning and instructional services.

Leacov will assist in equipping SAS members with the necessary technology, skills and know-how to fulfil the Security Annual Grading Exercise year-on-year.

 

Leacov Contact Details

Corporate Office: 5 Harper Road #04-01, Singapore 369673

Training Centre: LHK 2 Building (Lobby 1), 76 Playfair Road, #05-02

Singapore 367996

Training Centre: +65 6280 8926

Whatsapp: +65 9820 3430

For Companies: +65 8786 3085

Website: leacov.com

Email: [email protected]

The Office of the SAS Counsel (the “Office”) advises the Security Association Singapore and advocates on its behalf and on behalf of its members.

The Office is staffed by law firm IKA Law LLC.

The Office issues circulars and letters to members as well as industry partners and security buyers elaborating on legal and regulatory developments in the industry.

 

Please find below previous circulars from the Office:

27 December 2017 – Circular 17-01 to Members

27 December 2017 – Letter to Security Buyers

 

The Office can be contacted at 6836 0933 or [email protected]

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