The Training Industry Professionals in Tourism (TIP-iT) supports tourism companies in employee upgrading and talent and leadership development. 



The TIP-iT is open to all Singapore-registered businesses/companies.

Proposed projects should fall under one of the following categories:

·       Employee Upgrading - Provides incentives for training and course development in tourism-related skill sets which enhances the capability and productivity of the workforce. Scope of training supported includes New/Specialised Skills, Multi-skilling, and Enhanced Service Delivery.

·       Tourism Talent and Leadership Development - A scholarship scheme which aims to attract young talents into the tourism sector and groom middle management leaders of tourism companies to be leaders of tomorrow


​​​ ​

Employee Upgrading

Tourism Talent & Leadership Development 


Course Development

​ Talent Development

​ Leadership Development

Trainee Criteria

Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents employed by the applicant company

Singapore Citizen & Permanent Resident students who have not entered the workforce


Mid-Management Singapore Citizens & Permanent Residents employed by the applicant company 

Activities Supported

Certified Courses 
by Recognised Institutions/Bodies

 Non-Certified Training including exchange programmes, etc.

Course Development

ITE to Postgraduate Studies

Certified Tourism-related Degree to Postgraduate Courses accepted by STB

Qualifying Costs

Certified Courses

Up to 70% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Course Fees

Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Cost of Living
    Allowance (COLA)
  • Economy Airfare

Absentee Payroll support at $4.50 per hour

Non-Certified Courses

  • Fixed Quantum per trainee per training day

Up to 70% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Trainer Fees
    (includes courseware development

Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Economy Airfare for overseas trainer
  • Accommodation for overseas trainer

Absentee Payroll support for subsequent batches of training for the same course at $4.50 per hour

Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Course Fees


Up to 50% of qualifying costs, which include:

  • Course Fees
  • Trainee Stipend
  • Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
  • Economy Airfare



The above funding is applicable for projects with courses commencing from 1 January 2022.

​​​Funding support is awarded based on STB's evaluation of the scope and merits of the project.


Proposed projects will be assessed on how they:

·       Enhance manpower capabilities to bring about improvements in business efficiency and visitor experience

·       Support the tourism sector in talent and leadership development


Interested applicants are advised to provide an executive summary of the proposed project, using the template provided here, to An STB officer will be in touch to assist you further. The STB officer in-charge of your project will advise you if your proposed project is eligible for TIP-iT and to proceed with the application.  

Please note that projects that have commenced prior to STB’s offer of the grant may not be eligible.


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.


​For more information or queries on the grant scheme, you may contact the STB Incentive Policy Department at

For any feedback or suggestions, you may email the Quality Service Manager at or leave your message here.


Have you done the Grant Eligibility Check to identify which grant is relevant for your project?

For an overview of all the grants that STB offers, you may refer to the Grants Overview page.

You might also be interested in: