What is it

In partnership with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), IMDA will provide subsidies to eligible media freelancers and Singapore-registered companies to enable them to resolve their disputes through mediation at SMC, on issues such as late or non-payment for services rendered. This initiative aims to encourage a better work relationship between media freelancers and their clients.

Who is it for

  • Companies registered with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (ACRA)
  • Eligible media freelancers
    Singaporean or Singapore Permanent Residents who do not have a contract of service with an employer; and operate their own media service business or trade* without hiring any employees.
    Furthermore, eligible media freelancers negotiate their terms and benefits with clients, and it is clearly stated in the contract that it is their service as an individual that is being procured for all intents and purposes. Such media freelancers can either operate as individuals; OR have an ACRA-registered entity such as sole proprietorship, Limited Liability partnerships, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships, and companies, where such entity does not hire any employees.
    * Media service business or trade includes design, development, production, operation, distribution, sale and/or marketing of media.


  • IMDA will subsidise 90% of the cost of mediation services at the SMC for each media freelancer and company involved. The subsidy will be capped at $2,500 for mediations administered under the Small Case Commercial Mediation Scheme (for disputes of up to $60,000) and Commercial Mediation Scheme (for disputes above $60,000).

For enquiries

For more information, please visit www.mediation.com.sg/contact-us/.