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No.Funding AssistanceAmount Offered (BND)OrganisationEligibilityReference
1Co-Matching Scheme

Darussalam Enterprise


DARe has established a Co-Matching Scheme to assist MSMEs with Starting up or Expansion costs. The businesses will have to co-match a minimum of 30% in eligible costs (1), with the remaining to be funded by DARe through the scheme, to a maximum of 70%. The grant is separated into two categories; Starting up category and the Expansion category (1) Cost include: Obtaining license and certification; Consultancy services; Machine and Equipment; Marketing Expenses; Adoption of Technology

For more info:


Starting up CategoryUp to BND10,000


• Targeted to assist in the starting up of innovative businesses

• Applicable for new businesses registered and in operation within (not more than) twelve (12) months

• DARe will fund 70% in eligible cost

• Must fall within the definition of micro or small enterprise i.e. less than 20 employees

• Completed or participating in a DARe business programme (e.g. Accelerate or Micro Bootcamp) or a similar programme

Expansion CategoryUp to BND20,000


• Targeted towards businesses that are looking for growth opportunities i.e. increase productivity, expand product range/services or international expansion

• Applicable for businesses that have been registered and in operation for more than twelve (12) months

• DARe will fund 70% in eligible costs

• Must fall within the definition of micro, small or medium enterprise i.e.

have fewer than 100 employees

• Must practice proper book-keeping, and are able to provide at least six (6) months to one (1) year of financial records (depending on the nature of the business)

• Sole Proprietorship and Partnership businesses are encouraged to convert the status of their existing business into Sendirian Berhad (Sdn Bhd)

2Small Grants ProgrammeRolling basis of up to BND30,000U.S. Embassy

A Grant or Cooperative Agreement (1) to support non-profit, non-governmental organisations in Brunei Darussalam

• Must be innovative initiatives that fulfill the United States Government's key priorities (2)

• Demonstrate the ability to manage and implement donor-funded projects with adequately functional management system

Eligibility: Applying organisations must obtain the following:

• System for Award Management (SAM) Registration

• Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Number, NCAGE Code and register in SAM (System for Award Management) which takes up to five (5) business days

• NATO Commercial and Government Entity (NCAGE) Code (3) which takes up to three (3) business days 

(1) A legal instrument that facilitates the transfer of something of value from federal executive agencies

(2) Key priorities include: Environment; Civic Education; Civil Society Development; Culture and Arts; Journalism; Entrepreneurship/Innovation/Digital Economy; COVID Resiliency

(3) A code assigned to businesses providing a product or service to the United States (U.S.) Government


Tel: 2387400

3Skim Pembiayaan KebajikanDisclosed upon engagementYayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah

A Welfare Financing Scheme that supports the government's effort to help improve the self-sufficiency of those in need through entrepreneurship programmes


  • Applicants are required to complete a series of entrepreneurial programmes run by LiveWIRE Brunei
Tel: 2234085/2234087/2234530
4Geran Belia MembangunUp to BND2,000Ministry of Home Affairs

Set up to encourage youth and entrepreneurship involvement within Brunei Darussalam

  • Registered business under the Majlis Perundingan Mukim & Kampung (MPMK)
  • Must display exceptional economic projects towards achieving the Wawasan 2035 vision
  • Priority towards the winners of "Program Kebeliaan 3K (Kemimpinan, Kemasyarakatan dan Keusahawan)" by the Tutong Village Consultative Council (MPK)


Tel: 2223225

5"Penjana" Productivity and Efficiency Joint-Funding for Digital AdoptionUp to BND5,000Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AiTi)

AiTi introduces the Productivity and Efficiency Joint-Funding for Digital Adoption, "PENJANA" which aims to

encourage the adoption of digital solutions by MSMEs

through financial funding up to 70% for a period of one


Currently offering financing support on locally developed

pre-approved digital solutions on:

• E-commerce

• Digital Point of Sales (POS)

AiTi will provide funding support for the local MSMEs in

the form of subsidized subscription fees. The Amount

will be based on the annual turnover (1) of the business,

with funding cap of BND5k for each MSME, as follow:

MSME Average Annual TurnoverAiTi Funding
Above BND100k50% of total annual cost
BND50.10k to BND100k60% of total annual cost
Up to BND50k70% of total annual cost



• Registered business in Brunei Darussalam

• Must be 100% local Bruneian ownership

• Business must have less than one hundred (100) employees

• Business must be operation for at least two (2) years

• Sole proprietorships and partnerships, must not have bankruptcy or any legal proceedings issued in the name of the business or name(s) of registered proprietor/partners over the past two (2) years

• Limited companies must not have any winding up (2) proceedings or legal proceedings issued over the past two (2) years

• It is preferable to submit an updated report to Online Business Reporting (OBR) under the Ministry of Finance and Economy at least six (6) months before date of submitting application


Tel: 2323232

6Agihan Zakat Modal Berusaha & Peralatan BerniagaAmount varies by the cost of the itemMinistry of Religious Affairs

Asnaf Fakir Miskin by the Brunei Islamic Religious

Council is set up to provide capital assistance for

people-in-need in the form of Zakat. Capital aid for the

businesses are in the form of assets (e.g. machinery,

raw materials and inventory)


• No source of income or wealth

• Are not able to fulfill half of the family's

basis needs

Email: Tel: 2382525/2382526
7Bantuan KewanganDisclosed upon engagementMinistry of Culture Youth & Sports

The Youth Development Centre is a post-secondary

institution that provides basic vocational training skills in

entrepreneurship and financing


• Applicants must undergo entrepreneurship

courses provided by the Youth

Development Centre (e.g. The Plant

Programme, Bright Ideas Programme or

Independent Youth Camp)

• Must be disciplined and committed to

complete the programme

• Good attendance according to the


• Show determination to attain financial



Tel: 2381903/2381905/2382911

Source: DARe Guidebooks  


 For more information on the scheme, please visit their respective websites.