SSAs may apply for funding for up to 4 new headcount(s) per Agency to support transformation projects for up to 2 years, depending on the scope of work required. The projects should clearly help the Agency strengthen corporate capabilities and build organisational resilience in the short term, while facilitating organisational transformation in the mid to longer term.
Potential projects that could be supported include, but are not limited to the following:
The TSS will co-fund the new hires’ gross monthly wages, capped at a pay-out of $4,000/month, according to the funding quantum indicated in Table 2 below. The fund is only applicable for new hires (Singaporeans or Permanent Residents) not currently employed by the organisations (i.e. no current employment contract). SSAs are highly encouraged to take this opportunity to recruit individuals from other industries with valuable skillsets and experience that benefit efforts to strengthen organisational practices.
Table 2: Funding from the Transformation Support Scheme
Funding Support for New Hire
Mature Workers (aged 40 years and above)
Non-Mature Workers (aged below 40 years old)
Year 1 (1-4 New Hires per SSA)
TSS will co-fund up to 90% of gross monthly wages, capped at a payout of $4,000/month
TSS will co-fund up to 65% of gross monthly wages, capped at a payout of $4,000/month
Year 2 (1-2 Hires from Year 1 per SSA)
TSS will co-fund up to 60% of gross monthly wages, capped at a payout of $4,000/month
TSS will co-fund up to 40% of gross monthly wages, capped at a payout of $4,000/month
SSAs may tap on other national schemes such as the Jobs Growth Incentive (JGI) and Jobs Support Scheme (JSS), in addition to the TSS, to receive maximum subsidies of 90% of gross monthly wages, regardless of the age and year of the hire.
The funding will be provided on a reimbursement basis in June and December during the project duration from 2021 to 2023. SSAs are required to provide relevant documentation, such as payslips indicating the gross monthly salary for the individual(s), and receipts indicating the amounts received from JGI and/or other relevant national schemes.
Please note that the funding is only applicable for 1 to 2 years. After which, SSAs may decide whether to convert the new hire into a permanent headcount and be prepared to support the cost fully.
SSAs may apply at the following application windows from now till 28 May 2021.
Deadline for Submitting Application for Application Window
15 Jan 2021
NCSS will inform SSAs on the application outcome within approximately 2-4 weeks from the submission deadline.
SSAs are advised to search for and screen candidates concurrently, while waiting for the application outcome, to allow sufficient time to hire candidates for the required roles. Upon approval, SSAs should start the recruitment process and hire the individual(s) within 1 month of receiving approval.
Please note that all SSAs are required to hire the individual(s) and start the 1st year of the project by 30 Jun 2021.