SECURE

Sustainable Socio-Economic Recovery Initiative in Iskandar Malaysia’ or SECURE@IskandarMalaysia is a collection of programmes that will sustain the socio-economic recovery of the community and SME in Iskandar Malaysia through 3 areas which are capacity building (part of the Iskandar Learning Festival), reskilling and upskilling, and funds and grants.

Under this initiative applicants can look for the right programme to help them recover and sustain their livelihood from reskilling and upskilling technical skills, building soft skills to getting the necessary grants and funds to back their businesses.

Learn more about the programmes in the section below.

Do come back as more programmes will be made available in the near future.

You can also download the programme posters here.

Community Social Enterprise – Small Business Capital


What it is all about

To provide start-up capital up to RM10,000 based on the business proposal.

Who can apply

  1. Minimum of 3 people in a group who are interested to start small business
  2. Must be people who are fall in the categories: B40 group and priority given to Single Mother, Orphan, OKU, Senior Citizen, Indian community, Fisherman, Indigenous community, former prisoners/juveniles and military/police retiree.

Capacity Building Programme


What it is all about 

To provide assistance to targeted groups to overcome the barrier that can hinder their participation in that economic activities and generate income by providing:

  1. Short Course and Skills that leads to Entrepreneurship for 3 months.
  2. Short Course and Skills that leads to Employment for 3 months and 6 month incentive to Employers

Who can apply

  1. All B40 group in Iskandar Malaysia.
  2. Priority given to nine (9) targeted group : Single Mother, Orphan, OKU, Senior Citizen, Indian community, Fisherman, Indigenous community, former prisoners/juveniles and military/police retiree.

IM Makmur Fund


What it is all about 

Fund up to RM20,000 to lead, coordinate and conduct socio-economy activities to minimum of 20 people from targeted group.

Who can apply

Any entity including Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) in Iskandar Malaysia.

Mobile Vehicle Business


What is all about

Matching grant to a maximum of RM150,000.

Who Can Apply

  • Open to Malaysian aged 18-40 year old residing and operating business in Iskandar Malaysia.
  • Open for new business only.
  • Applicant must be part of top management in the said business.
  • Interested and have potential in business.
  • Business in truck.

What is the scope of the grant

  • Purchase of vehicle.
  • Machinery and equipment.

Shared Business Facilities


What is it all about

Matching grant to a maximum of RM125,000.

Who Can Apply

  • Open to Malaysian aged 18-40 year old residing and operating business in Iskandar Malaysia.
  • Open for new business only.
  • Applicant must be part of top management in the said business.
  • Interested and have potential in business.
  • Minumum of 5 SMEs running businesses under one roof.

What is the scope of the grant

  • Renovation cost.
  • Rental – up to 3 months @ 15 percent of total maximum grant approved whichever is lower.

What is it all about

Iskandar Malaysia Urban Farming (IMURFARM) 2.0 – Kebun Bandar is a grant for low income community in urban areas to carry out urban farming project with the objective of earning income through high-yield crops or urban and modern agriculture practices.

Who can apply

  • B40 and M40 between the age of 18-40 years old.
  • Retrenched workers/Unemployed Graduates.
  • Have agriculture background / experience / interest.
  • Willing to sign 2-year contract with IRDA.
  • Willing to provide full commitment and have plans to become an entrepreneur in food and agro.

How long is the duration of the programme

Minimum 2 years.

What models of farming are involved

  • Outdoor Integrated Farming System – Fertigation, NFT and Madu Kelulut.
  • Indoor Farming System – Vegetable / Mushroom.
  • Indoor Farming System with IOT Solutions.

What is it all about

IMEG of Iskandar Malaysia Employment Grant assists the targeted group in gaining employment with high paying jobs in a rapidly expanding economic corridor through 50:50 salary matching grant, eligible to apply up to RM2000 per employee for 6 months.

Who can apply

  • Employer retain workers during pandemic Covid19 starting from January 2020.
  • Employer new hiring starting from March 2020 onwards.
  • Employers should have registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM).
  • Employees earning RM4,000 or less (Executive Level and above).
  • Local employees ONLY.

What is it all about

50:50 rental matching grant for maximum monthly rental of RM1,500.

Who can apply

  • Small medium enterprises (SME)
  • Bumiputra entrepreneurs only.

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