All efforts to get Singaporeans ready to participate in a digital society must include the strong partnership and collaboration of the Government, businesses, and the community. Here are some resources to help you as you embark on your digital journey.
Here are some materials to help you along your digital journey.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations, SMEs | Education and Other Resources
Digital Service Standards (DSS) is a set of standards for agencies to implement their digital services to meet the Digital Government Blueprint (DGB) goal of delivering digital services that are easy, seamless and relevant for our citizens and businesses.
The PDPA establishes a data protection law that comprises various rules governing the collection, use, disclosure and care of personal data. It recognises both the rights of individuals to protect their personal data, including rights of access and correction, and the needs of organisations to collect, use or disclose personal data for legitimate and reasonable purpose.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations | Education and Other Resources
iShine Cloud provides a suite of sector-specific software solutions via a secure cloud-based platform at a subsidised rate, to enhance the digital capabilities of the charity sectors while drawing on Singapore Pools’ resources and expertise in IT management.
Everyone, SMEs | Education and Other Resources, Grants
The SMEs Go Digital helps to make going digital simple for SMEs. SMEs can use the Industry Digital Plans that serve as a step-by-step guide on the digital technologies for different stages of their growth. SMEs going digital can take advantage of the following support available to them:
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) is developed with a goal of providing a single shared standard for web content accessibility that meets the needs of individuals, organisations and governments internationally.
The PDPC presents the first edition of A Proposed Model AI Governance Framework (Model Framework) - an accountability-based framework to help chart the language and frame the discussions around harnessing AI in a responsible way.
The Model Framework translates ethical principles into practical measures that can be implemented by organisations deploying AI solutions at scale. Through the Model Framework, we aim to promote AI adoption while building consumer confidence and trust in providing their personal data for AI.
To seize opportunities for growth in the digital economy, here are some grants that organisations can tap on for financial support.
Everyone, SMEs | Grants
Enterprise Development Grant aims to help Singapore companies grow and transform under 3 main pillars - Core Capabilities, Innovation & Productivity and Market Access
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations, SMEs | Education and Other Resources, Grants
As a promoter of the infocomm and media sectors, IMDA provides a wide range of programmes and grants to empower enterprises, individuals, small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and startups alike.
Aimed at boosting capabilities, they seek to provide the vital first step or next level up for recipients looking to take their business or talent to new heights.
The Productivity Solutions Grant (PSG) supports companies keen on adopting IT solutions and equipment to enhance business processes.
These solutions have been pre-scoped by various agencies and covers sector-specific solutions including retail, food, logistics, precision engineering, construction and landscaping.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations | Grants
VCF ICT grant provides co-funding for Small and Medium charities to harness ICT to facilitate the submission of returns and transactions on the Charity Portal.
Approved applications are co-funded up to 70% of the supported costs or 70% of the actual expenditure, whichever is lower.
VCF IPG IT Adoption grant supports social service organisations in the adoption of information technology (IT) solutions that can optimise resources and improve productivity for the organisation and/or the sector.
The grant supports IT projects that will bring about:
VCF IPG Adopting and Scaling of Innovation and Productivity Improvements supports social service organisations in the adoption and scaling of innovations and technology solutions that will optimise resources and improve productivity for the organisation and/or the sector.
The grant supports social service organisations in the adoption and scaling of innovations and technology solutions that will optimise resources and improve productivity for the organisation and/or the sector.
VCF IPG Pre-Scoped Consultancy projects aim to nurture a culture of continuous improvement and innovation in the sector. Project scopes, deliverables and indicators are predetermined to encourage social service organisations to undertake productivity improvements on a smaller scale, and gaining the experience and necessary skills to subsequently consider larger productivity projects.
The grant supports these pre-approved categories and scopes of work:
To spur and empower organisations to take up digital technology, here are some digital skills training resources.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations, SMEs | Training
Course fee funding and absentee payroll are available for employers who sponsor employers for training.
The SFDW is a 2-day a national training programme that aims to equip Singaporeans with foundational digital skills in key areas of mindset, data, technology and innovation, and prepare them for technological changes in their workplace and daily lives.
The SFDW programme is designed to help all Singaporean adults, including those planning to return to the workforce.
This 2-day programme is affordably priced at $50 (including GST).
An initiative of SkillsFuture, TeSA aims to build and develop a skilled Information and Communications Technology (ICT) workforce for Singapore’s digital economy. TeSA is driven by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and in collaboration with the industry, SkillsFuture Singapore, Workforce Singapore and the National Trades Union Congress. IMDA takes an integrated approach to ICT skills acquisition and practitioner training, enabling professionals to acquire the relevant in-demand skills.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations, SMEs | Grants, Training
The introductory course on the PDPA (titled "Fundamentals of the PDPA") and intermediate course on the Practitioner Certificate in PDP aim to help organisations deepen their understanding of the PDPA and to enhance the capabilities of Data Protection Officers (DPOs) in organisations.
Worker 4.0 Digital Readiness Certificate aims to equip workers such as Technicians and Associate Professionals (TAPs) with relevant digital skills to prepare for Industry 4.0 transformations.
Everyone, Non-Profit Organisations, SMEs | Volunteering
The SG:D Friends programme encourages organisations from public, private and people sectors to amplify Digital Readiness (DR) efforts to help more Singaporeans be digitally ready.
It offers expanded opportunities for private and public sector organisations to reach out to all segments of the community, including mature adults and seniors, students, low-income families and persons with disabilities.
In addition to supporting DR activities through volunteering, partners will also be able to take on a larger role in multiplying the DR outreach efforts. Partners can join as a corporate SG:D Friend by providing volunteers at DR event; adopting a DR programme and run it independently at their own space; upskilling employees through Basic Digital Skills; and promoting DR messages through the partners' touchpoints.