​​​​​The Association Development Fund (ADF) supports tourism-related associations by strengthening their capabilities to enable them to take on a greater leadership role to drive the development and growth of their respective industries and precincts.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

The ADF is open to all Singapore-registered tourism-related associations. Examples include associations from industries such as attractions, hotels, travel agents, tourist guides, MICE, cruise and associations from precincts such as Orchard Road, Chinatown, Little India and Sentosa-Harbourfront.

Proposed projects should involve the development of associations' capabilities such as training, technology & infrastructure development, business capabilities development, as well as market & channel development and brand development.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For more information and any queries on the grant scheme, you may contact the STB Incentive Policy Department at STB_Incentives@stb.gov.sg.

For any feedback or suggestions, you may email the Quality Service Manager at STB_qsm@stb.gov.sg or leave your message here.

 

LEVEL OF SUPPORT

Successful applicants will receive funding support of up to 70% of qualifying costs, subject to the scope of the project and STB's evaluation of the merits of the project. Qualifying costs include manpower-related costs, professional services, equipment and materials, business development costs and training costs. The exact costs to be qualified will be based on STB's assessment of each project.

APPLICATION EVALUATION

Each application will be assessed on a case-by-case basis. Generally, we would take into account various factors including, but not limited to, the association's financial position and operating track record, developmental plans for the industry or precinct, and the nature of the projects.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Interested associations should email to STB_Incentives@stb.gov.sg with a brief description of the association's aims and the proposed projects, and an STB officer will be in touch to assist you further.

Prior application and approval for the grant must be attained before the commencement of the project(s).

DISBURSEMENT OF GRANT

Grants will be disbursed to successful applicants on a reimbursement basis, subject to achievement of the agreed project deliverables and milestones. Applicants are required to submit third-party audited documents on qualifying costs for the disbursement of grants, unless otherwise stated.​