Production Assistance


Production Assistance provides funding for productions with original IPs that highlight Singapore talents in credited roles, and infuse data and/or digital technologies into content for distribution on new and/or digital platforms.

Who can apply?


What IMDA supports

IMDA will support up to 40%* of a project’s qualifying costs that are directly linked to the project. Projects should demonstrate the following key attributes:

  • Creative merits, including the infusion of data and/or digital technologies to capture new audiences;
  • Creation of credited roles for local media professionals; and
  • Plans for digital distribution

The qualifying cost categories include:

  • Manpower
  • Professional Services
  • Equipment (Hardware)
  • Equipment (Software)
  • Intellectual Property
  • Others

*IMDA will assess and determine the final grant amount upon successful application and approval of the project.

How to apply?

  • Interested applicants can submit their application enquiries via the Online Feedback Form or approach an IMDA Industry Officer to discuss their project. Eligible applicants will be issued an invitation by IMDA Industry Officer via the Online Grant Management System (OGMS).
  • For film projects, applications are submitted through Calls-for-Proposals (CFP). Please click here for more information on Production Assistance (Film).
  • For all other sectors, please download application guidelines here (462.54KB).

Related-Party Transactions

Related-party transactions are as defined in Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 24. Examples of related parties include (but are not limited to) subsidiaries, associated companies, joint ventures, key management staff and their close family members (e.g. spouse, children, domestic partner, and dependents). The examples cited here are by no means exhaustive. For the purpose of declaring related party transactions in the above, the Company should seek specific advice from a professional accountant on the interpretation of related parties under Financial Reporting Standard (FRS) 24.

If any potential supplier/service provider for the project is a related-party, grant applicants are reminded to make the appropriate declaration to IMDA when submitting their grant application. Do note that any related-party transaction incurred by grant applicants, that had not been declared to IMDA and approved by IMDA, would not be funded.

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Last updated on: 03 Jul 2019