The SMF ACTS Initiative
Support for businesses during the COVID-19 outbreak

Your one-stop portal for information and resources.

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How may we help?

We understand that as we continue the fight against Covid-19, there are many uncertainties. The team here at the SMF is ready to help. Be it feedback on business concerns or queries on government grants and exemptions in relation to Covid-19, submit them here via the SMF ACTS Feedback form. We will forward these on to the relevant agencies and do our best to get an answer for you.

"The SMF will continue to stand united and work with other TACs and government agencies to provide assistance for our businesses through the current challenging times. "

- Mr Douglas Foo, President of the Singapore Manufacturing Federation, in Parliamentary Response to the Resilience and Solidarity Budget statements on 6 April 2020


How to build a resilient supply chain ecosystem in uncertain times

Join our virtual webinar to understand how you may improve your supply chain management with next-gen technology and machine learning software created by Portcast.

Date: 21 August 2020
Time: 2pm - 3pm

Mode of Entry Strategy in Foreign Markets & FTA Opportunities for Local SMEs

Join us in this webinar session on how SMEs can seek out the right mode of entries into overseas markets and the benefits of Free Trade Agreement. SMEs will be able to develop new businesses and potential opportunities so as to prepare them for a potential rebound in the global economy.

Date: 14 July 2020
Time: 2pm - 4pm

SMF ACTS presents Overcoming Barriers

Revive and Reconnect the Business Community!

Date: 17 July 2020
Time: 2.30pm

Post-COVID Investment Opportunities and Business Incentives in Thailand

It is time for companies in Singapore to quickly reboot and identify post-COVID business opportunities and strategies to meet the changing and challenging economic environment! Join us as we provide you an overview of business opportunities post-COVID.

Date: 23 July 2020
Time: 3pm - 5pm

Grants and Funding

Get in touch with the team at SMF TODAY!

Digitalisation - Digital Project Management Services

SME’s are able to obtain grants for pre-approved enterprise grade technology solutions for their business as well obtain the assistance of a Digital Project Manager to help implement the technology solution.

Manpower Challenges – Work Life Grant

Companies adopting flexible work arrangements in the long-term are eligible for funding through the Work Life Grant. The SMF is one of the administrators of this grant.

Diversifying of supply chain - Enterprise Europe Network Singapore 

The Enterprise Europe Network Singapore Centre (EEN Singapore) is one of the EEN partners located outside of Europe. EEN Singapore’s main objective is to promote and assist businesses, technology and research & development partnerships between Singapore and European companies. It is a Consortium formed by Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF), Enterprise Singapore and Intellectual Property Intermediary Singapore (IPI Singapore). Through EEN Singapore, Singapore companies will be able to tap on the branding of EEN to gain exclusive access to the network-partners-only database; which contains over 10,000 business proposals from around the world.

SMF ACTS Circulars

11/2/2020 - Business Feedback on  2019 Novel Coronavirus

17/2/2020 - [Free Seminar] Best Practises to Overcome COVID-19

13/3/2020 - OMRON-MC720 Thermometer @ Cost Price

13/3/2020 - Overcoming Disruptions Web Series

08/3/2020 - Free Hand Sanitiser for 500 Companies

20/3/2020 - Access to Malaysia Factories

23/3/2020 - [Invitation] Overcoming Disruptions @ SMF

24/3/2020 - SGUnited Jobs Initiative

24/3/2020 - MOM Advisory on LOA Application

25/3/2020 - Short-term Employment with NTUC

25/3/2020 - Temporary Housing Support for Employers

07/4/2020 - Information on Solidarity Budget

08/4/2020 - IRAS Extension of Tax Filing Deadlines

08/4/2020 - COVID-19 Related Measures and Tax Guidance

09/4/2020 -Temporary Relief for Inability to Perform Contractual Obligations

09/4/2020Singapore Government COVID-19 Measures Feedback

SMF ACTS - Overcoming Series

The SMF ACTS "Overcoming" series is a carefully curated video series aimed at helping companies resolve their legal and business concerns and reinvigorating the manufacturing sector.


LIG Fireside Chats!

In LIG Fireside Chats!, find out how physical Brick-and-Mortar brands can build a “bounce-back” strategy by capitalizing on new opportunities and truly extract value from an e-commerce sales channel.


Digital Project Management Services

What is Digital Project Management? Watch to find out more!



SMF ACTS: On Hand Sanitisers and Thermometers

Hand sanitisers and contactless thermometers were made available to members

A Dialogue with MOM

The Singapore Manufacturing Federation (SMF) organised an insightful closed-door dialogue session with Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mrs Josephine Teo on 13 March 2020.

Dialogue Session with SMF Members on COVID-19 Situation

The SMF held a dialogue session with its members on 12 February 2020 to understand their business needs during the COVID-19 situation.