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Salesforce Small Business Relief Grants Programme



Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Salesforce have come together to launch the Small Business Relief Grants Programme to support small businesses to stay afloat and resuscitate their businesses which are affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. S$960,000 has been set aside for this grant and 120 companies can receive ‘one off’ payment grants of S$8,000 (exclusive of GST).

Why offer these grants?

The grant is aimed at supporting some eligible companies who are negatively affected by COVID-19 to assist them with their immediate cash flow problems to save jobs and embark on initiatives to adapt and emerge from this challenging period.

What are they for?

These funds are aimed at supporting initiatives by small businesses as they adapt and innovate to emerge from this challenging period in a strong position. Companies will be able to utilise the grant for rental and operational costs, maintaining employee payroll, skills upgrading, technology adoption, digitalisation and consultation for business transformation.

Eligibility

Successful applicants will be eligible for a grant at S$8,000. Each business and affiliate will only be eligible for one grant. To be eligible to apply, businesses must:

  • Be a for-profit business registered or incorporated in Singapore with a Unique Entity Number (UEN)
  • Has at least 30% local shareholding
  • 5-50 Employee Count
  • S$150,000 to S$2 million annual revenue
  • Have been in business for a full 2 years as of 1 March 2020
  • Documented impact on business of COVID-19
  • Have not received S$1,000 in non-governmental grants related to COVID-19
  • Are not owned (in whole or in part) by any individuals who are an employee of Salesforce and Singapore Business Federation including their respective subsidiaries and affiliates or a person engaged in the administration, selection or judging process for this grant programme nor any family members or household members of same
  • The company does not promote, sell, or advertise any products, ideas, or services that fail to comply with all applicable laws, acts, regulations, rules and ordinances
  • has had no previous criminal convictions; is not aware of any ongoing or potential criminal
  • Ensure that completed application is submitted before the closing date

 

Meet all other eligibility requirements in the full Terms and Conditions. Please refer to the Privacy Policy. Applications will only be processed if all required information has been provided. There is a limit of one Application to the programme per eligible company. Joint Applications are not allowed. In the event of multiple Applications being submitted by an eligible company, the first Application only will be considered.    

Please note that the funds cannot be used for any new or existing Salesforce product or service expenditures.

Application Process

  1. Applications will open at 9.00am (SGT) on 23 Nov 2020, Monday and close at 5.00pm (SGT) on 23 Dec 2020, Wednesday. Applications received after the closing date and incomplete applications will be automatically disqualified. Please note that only electronic applications using the online application form will be accepted and incomplete applications will be disqualified. Applications may be submitted using SBF’s e-Application Form, which is available here from 23 Nov 2020 onwards. You will be directed to a third-party website to complete the e-Application Form. The e-Application Form and any declaration should be signed by an individual who has the full power, capacity and authority to enter into these Grant Terms personally or as a representative of the small business entity for which the individual is submitting an application (“Representative”), and legally bind that entity (and be bound) to comply with these Grant Terms. This should also be the contact person for the grant application.
  2. As the grants are limited, assessment of the application will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and if an applicant does not meet the eligibility criteria, the opportunity for assessment on the eligibility of the grant will be allotted to the next applicant in line. Upon receipt of each application, each application will first be assessed by the Company (on its own or using a third party agent) for eligibility. The first 120 applicants that meets the eligibility criteria will then be scored by the panel of judges in their sole discretion against a set of criteria based on applicant’s assessment of impact and need (but not limited to):
    1. the activity of the business activity of the Applicant;
    2. the financial standing of the Applicant;
    3. the level of hardship suffered by the Applicant as a result of COVID-19;
    4. the likely impact of a Grant on the survivability and resilience of the Applicant; and
    5. the impact of the Applicant on its community, and the impact of the potential failure of the business on that community.
  3. The selection process will be completed by 31 January 2021 with provisionally approved grant recipients to be contacted thereafter. Successful grant recipients will be announced publicly by February 2021.
  4. The applicant should ensure that the company’s bank account details provided in the application are accurate. Grants will be paid into nominated recipient bank accounts.
  5. SBF’s selection panel retains the exclusive right to decide which applications it selects and approves. All decisions will be final.
  6. A grant agreement will be entered into between SBF and each grant recipient. Only one grant will be available to any one business and business owner.
  7. SBF and Salesforce will share publicly how some grant recipients use their funds by asking grant recipients to provide us with a case study showing how they used the money.

You may apply for the grant here. For enquiries on the Salesforce Small Business Relief Grants Programme, please contact .

Webinars

Our past webinars are available in the video library below, bringing you the opportunity to watch webinars you might have missed. Click on the image or title of the event to view the webinar at your convenience.

Understanding the CSFTA Upgrade Protocol

Understanding the CSFTA Upgrade Protocol

13 August 2020

This webinar covers the upgraded China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) on its improved Rules of Origin, efficient customs procedures, enhanced investment protection, improvement into China’s legal, maritime and construction services sector, as well as how to leverage technology to simplify trade compliance workflow.
COVID-19 Insights: Preparing for the Storm – Gearing Up for Disputes After COVID-19

COVID-19 Insights: Preparing for the Storm – Gearing Up for Disputes After COVID-19

7 August 2020

In partnership with the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group, this webinar aims to help businesses formulate time- and cost-efficient dispute resolution processes.
CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

CPTPP: How Does It Impact Your Business?

30 July 2020

This webinar discusses practical ways in which how the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) can benefit businesses in the APAC region.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 1 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

Cross-Border Trade & Data Flows (Part 2 of 2)

22 July 2020

This webinar discusses the importance of data protection rules, such as EU General Data Protection Regulation and APEC Cross Border Privacy Rules, and how they impact businesses in Singapore.
Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

Stewardship in Crisis: Sustainable Employment for the Future

16 July 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Sustainable Employment Programme Office explores the roles of sustainable employment and corporate stewardship in a crisis situation.
Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

Beyond COVID-19: Building Your Business Resilience & Seizing New Opportunities from the New Tech Infrastructure

14 July 2020

The second part of the China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how Chinese companies have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by adopting digital solutions.
Trade Digitalisation

Trade Digitalisation

3 July 2020

In the second instalment of the Digital Economy Series, this webinar introduces TradeTrust, which is a set of globally-accepted standards and framework that supports the exchange of electronic trade documents.
Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

Mediation & Arbitration to Resolve Disputes in Infrastructure Projects

2 July 2020

This third instalment of the SBF Infrastructure Committee Webinar aims to help participants resolve COVID-19 related disputes through the mediation and arbitration process.
e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

e-Solution Series: Webinar on Navigating Through the New Normal with Agile Finance

19 June 2020

This webinar examines the impact of COVID-19 on finance and accounting professionals and provides tips on navigating the era of cloud-based accounting during this period of uncertainty.
Tariff Finder Workshop

Tariff Finder Workshop

18 June 2020

This webinar explains how businesses can navigate the Tariff Finder tool for the import and preferential tariff rates, Rules of Origin and/or Product Specific Rules applicable for a product to be eligible to use an FTA and its relevant import information and requirements.
Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

Indonesia: Your Next Manufacturing Destination

17 June 2020

Co-organised with the Indonesia Embassy and Enterprise Singapore, this webinar provides insights into the investment opportunities for the manufacturing sector in Indonesia.
Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

Indonesia's Economy Amidst COVID-19: What Singapore Businesses Should Know

5 June 2020

This webinar provides Singapore businesses with key insights into Indonesia's post-COVID-19 economy as well as updates on business opportunities and trends.
Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 & Cost Mitigation of Projects

2 June 2020

This second webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee discusses the topics on Claiming Relief Under COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and Cost Mitigation of Projects.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 3

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 3

29 May 2020

In the third and final webinar series, learn how businesses can evaluate their goods to qualify for the use of an FTA.
Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

Beyond COVID-19: Mitigating the Impacts and Preparing for New Business Opportunities in China

26 May 2020

This first China Economic Outlook Webinar Series discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business landscape in China.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 2

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 2

22 May 2020

The second “Introduction to FTAs” webinar series shares on the current FTAs that Singapore has and the agreements that are currently under negotiation. It also discusses how FTAs enhance the price competitiveness of products by eliminating or reducing the customs duties.
Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 1

Introduction to FTA Webinar Series 1

15 May 2020

The first “Introduction to FTAs” webinar series provides an overview of free trade agreements (FTAs) and their benefits and network.
COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

COVID-19: Opportunities with Alibaba.com

5 May 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business on Alibaba.com.
Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

Understanding & Minimising Impacts of COVID 19 on Singapore's Infrastructure Sector

28 April 2020

This first webinar organised by the SBF Infrastructure Committee examines the impact of COVID-19 on Singapore’s infrastructure sector.
COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

COVID-19: Impact on Doing Business in Indonesia

22 April 2020

This webinar provides an insight into the latest COVID-19 situation that has impacted businesses in Indonesia.
Philippines Business Clinic

Philippines Business Clinic

21 April 2020

This webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in the Philippines.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 1 of 2

13 April 2020

This part one of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.
Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

Business Culture and Market Development – Part 2 of 2

13 April 2020

This part two of a two-part webinar shares the fundamentals of doing business in Vietnam.


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In view of COVID-19, SBF will be holding its 18th AGM by electronic means on Tuesday, 30 June 2020.

More information is available on the AGM webpage.

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Why leadership matters
Our previous generations didn’t have it easy. They worked extremely hard and made tough sacrifices to build a legacy. They were successful in business and the country is now thriving in many ways, thanks to their vision and effort. They led us here.

Yet, where we are today is a very different world. We are navigating issues of global proportions in this lifetime. And we need savvy leaders who can imagine and champion more sustainable business practices.

The Business Roundtable (BRT) recently redefined the purpose of a corporation beyond its
accountability to shareholders, but to all stakeholders. This includes customers,
employees, vendors, partners, investors and the community in which we live.

Inspired by the success of earlier generations, SBF created the Young Business Leaders Network (YBLN) to harness the potential of Singapore’s young entrepreneurs, ‘next-gen’ business owners and corporate leaders.

This vibrant community offers the chance to meet peers, share experiences, and explore partnerships that positively impact society through business.

How YBLN unlocks purpose
The new generations face a different set of challenges from their predecessors. People are stepping into leadership roles at a much younger age, the skills required have multiplied exponentially and the impact of their decisions have far-reaching consequences.

There is no need to do it all alone.

YBLN offers guidance and exposure, imparting knowledge, skills and network to a new generation of leaders.

If you believe there is more to business than being successful and want to connect with like-minded innovative leaders who are making a difference, explore the benefits of joining the YBLN.

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We believe we can build successful and sustainable ethical organisations, and that our leadership style could become a beacon of hope to the world. But purpose must go hand in hand with action.

YBLN not only leverages SBF’s 27,200-member network. It’s an active community itself that helps members to meet, share and partner through a combination of fireside chats, workshops, mentorship programmes and ad-hoc initiatives to positively impact society through business.

Find out more about all-year-round activities of YBLN and the initiatives that are shaping our business community.

YBLN is also Singapore’s official representative to the ASEAN Young Entrepreneurs Council and Association, connecting our home-grown leaders with the rest of the world.

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