Enhance Work-Lift Grant


Many of us will agree with the importance of having a harmonious work-life relationship. Through effective work-life policies, employees yearn to juggle between personal and work commitments better, while employers look forward to having motivated and loyal staff, thereby raising the overall productivity levels.

In fact, creating a family-friendly workplace culture has been the long-term objective of the Singapore government. Back in August 2004, the government first launched the Worklife Works! (WoW!) Fund to encourage companies to introduce flexible work arrangements (FWAs) for their employees. This was the first official initiative taken to kickstart the family-friendly campaign.

Over the years, the grant has also evolved to take into consideration recent trends and practices. Technology-enabled flexibilities, such as checking in to work via mobile phones, holding virtual meetings at locations out of the office etc, has also greatly enhanced the scope of the grant. It is with no wonder that the current Enhanced Worklife Grant continues to be one of the top government grants in Singapore.

*In view of the Covid-19 measures, the Enhanced Worklife Grant has also been tweaked to further support the provision of flexible work arrangements at the workplace.


All legally registered private or public organisations, including foreign-owned companies, educational institutions, societies and non-profit organisations are eligible for this government grant. Claims can be made on their eligible Singaporean and/or PR employees who are on FWA.


  • Encourage organisations to adopt a Worklife Balance for their employees
  • Provide more opportunities for the unemployed to be introduced to the workforce
  • To create work-life harmony at the workplace
Core Capabilities
Projects under Core Capabilities help businesses to prepare for growth and transformation by strengthening their business foundations. These go beyond basic functions such as sales and accounting.
Innovation and Productivity
Projects under Innovation and Productivity support companies that are exploring new areas of growth, or looking for ways to enhance efficiency. These include reviewing and redesigning of workflow and processes. Companies can also tap into automation and technology to enhance the efficiency of routine tasks.
Market Access
Projects under Market Access support businesses that are exploring to venture overseas. The EDG can help to defray some of the cost incurred when expanding into overseas markets.

*Note: As of 1 April 2020, all applications for EDG should include commitment to worker outcomes as part of the qualifying requirements. This will include wage increment, job creation, job redesigns or training for existing staff.


Qualifying project cost that is related to software and equipment, third party consultancy and internal manpower can be supported. As announced during the Supplementary Budget 2020, for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020, the maximum level of support will be enhanced to 80%. For businesses that have been very badly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the maximum level of support may even be raised to 90%, depending on a case-by-case review.


To qualify for EDG, companies must fulfil the following conditions: -Be registered and operating in Singapore -Have a minimum 30% local shareholding with Company’s Group annual sales turnover less than S$100 million, OR less than 200 employees -Be in a financially viable position to start and complete a project Should you require more information on the application process for the Enterprise Development Grant, please contact Woon at 9824 1643 or email woon@361dc.com.


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1. FWA Incentives (Up to S$70,000)
1. FWA Incentives (Up to S$70,000)
2. Job Sharing Incentives for PMETs (Up to S$35,000)
2. Job Sharing Incentives for PMETs (Up to S$35,000)


The FWA Incentive encourages you to support employees who adopt FWAs. Companies can claim S$2,000 per employee per year over 2 consecutive years for every Singapore citizen and PR employee who is on FWA for at least 6 months.


ABC Company introduced two types of FWAs to its employees. 5 employees are on staggered working hours, while another 5 employees are on telecommuting. The company formalised these FWAs into its HR’s policies and communicated it officially to everyone. In addition, the company also adopted the Tripartite Standards on FWAs as part of its commitment towards this cause.

Through the grant, the company will be able to receive a total of $40,000 (10 employees x $2000 x 2 years) over 2 years, for the FWAs which 10 of its employees are utilising.


The Job Sharing Incentive encourages you to support PMET-level employees who adopt job sharing arrangements. Every Singapore citizen or PR who is a PMET earning gross monthly pay of at least S$3,600, and is on a job-sharing arrangement, a company can claim S$3,500 per employee per year, over 2 consecutive years. Job sharing allows two or more people to share the responsibilities of one full-time position.

They usually work at different times during the day/week or alternate weeks and may also overlap for proper handover to maintain work continuity. You may divide the work by function, geography, time or workload, etc. depending on the arrangement.

Please contact Woon at woon@sgvip4.noc401.com or 9824 1643 should you be interested to find out more!


Yes, all entities regardless of local or foreign equity, are able to apply for the grant as long as local staff are employed.

Management personnel with names listed on the company’s ACRA Bizfile are not eligible to be included as employees.

Yes, as there is no minimum number of employees required to apply for the grant. The funding will still be available for a single local employee who has adopted FWA.

Based on past experiences, Worklife Grant applications usually need an average of 6 months to receive approvals. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the authorities are working towards expediting the approvals so as to encourage more telecommuting to take place.

Yes, there is no minimum salary required for the employee to be eligible. However, the salary must be of a reasonable rate and is justifiable.

Unfortunately, related entities can only submit one application for a selected company. Entities with common resources such as having the same Directors, sharing a common HR/Finance function, using the same registered address etc, can only submit one application.

Yes, you can start to implement the flexible work arrangements after receiving the approval for the grant application. The Worklife Grant is open to all companies which have either existing flexible work arrangements or are proposing to introduce new ones in the near future.

Yes, we do. We have a long track record of clients who have successfully blended flexible work into their workplace culture through the Worklife Grant. Our surveys have also revealed that the employees are happier and more motivated at work after the changes, and the overall productivity levels have improved too.