Franchise Development Assistance Fund

Purpose of Funds

Franchise Development Assistance Fund aims to provide assistance to individual entrepreneurs or local companies in order to ease the burden, provide incentives and encouragement for local franchise and business in Malaysia or overseas. The government does not give full assistance to entrepreneurs. The operators must also produce their own capital to franchise their business. This can be seen as an investment in order to expand the business and to show their commitment to the efforts. Franchise Development Assistance Fund (DBPF) held as an incentive to encourage local entrepreneurs to convert their conventional business franchise business. Through these funds, the business has successfully registered with the Registrar of Franchises ministry as a franchise business (franchisor or master franchisee) are eligible to apply for grants in the form of a refund of up to 90% of the costs incurred to develop the franchise system with maximum RM100,000

Type and Qualification Aid

Production assistance will be made once all the phases are met and in accordance with the eligibility shown scheduled for aid eligibility. Donor is based reimbursement (reimbursement). All claims for reimbursement shall be made ​​by attaching supporting documents certified.

Application Eligibility

  • Open to the franchisors / master franchisees Bumiputera registered according to the Franchise Act 1998.
  • The Company’s franchise product / business to a local or master franchisees.
  • States must participate in the Franchise Development Programme (FDP) of the Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs.
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  • Company began franchised in 1996 and the next alone.
  • Companies that register with the Registrar of Companies, Companies Commission of Malaysia.
  • Appoint consulting company registered with the Ministry of Finance.
  • The Company is not engaged consultants can also apply with a maximum limit of $ 25,000 is prescribed only. Must apply using the application form BPF3
  • The company should have appointed at least five (5) Bumiputera franchisees

Conditions of Approval

  • The company has been registered in accordance with the requirements of the Franchise Act 1998.
  • The company has been certified as a franchisor under the Franchise Development Programme (FDP) after 1996.
  • The company registered with the Registrar of Companies, Companies Commission of Malaysia.
  • Claims on DBPF must not exceed 2 years from the date of receiving the franchise license
  • The company must be owned Malaysian citizen and was a prototype of a viable outlet and having at least 30% of the total Bumiputera franchisees.
  • Each company will only be eligible for assistance for one product and get assistance if the product is different then the operator should set up different companies.
  • Results of the applicant and the amount of aid eligibility will be considered and decided by the Management Committee DBPF.

Schedule Aid Eligibility

 Status Company/ CategoryClaims   Bumiputera Companies

Franchise Package Development & Launch Franchise

Phase I: Screening

Phase II: Review of Concepts

Phase III: Review of Concept Prototype Outlet

Phase IV: Franchise Package Preparation

Phase V: Franchise Launch

60% RM60,000
Creating Franchisee 40% Maximum = RM40,000
Total RM100,000


  • For Category Creation Franchisees, franchisors seeking DBPF each must appoint at least five (5) Bumiputera franchisees;
  • The franchisor must appoint more than 5 Bumiputera franchisees to recover the remaining 40% of the total of 10,000 for each additional one (1) Bumiputera franchisees appointed subject to the limits set.

Aid Eligibility Table (Without Consulting)

Article The maximum entitlement
Fees interior design (prototype outlet) RM5,000
Legal fees (franchise disclosure documents & agreements) RM5,000
Workforce RM15,000
Total RM25,000

Applications should be sent to:

Unit Pembangunan
Produk Francais Tempatan
Jabatan Francais
Perbadanan Nasional Berhad (PNS)

Aras 13, Menara PNS
Tower 7, Avenue 7
Bangsar South City
No.8, Jalan Kerinchi
59200 Kuala Lumpur

Tel DID: 03- 2082 7882
Tel GL: 03-2082 7788
Faks: 03-2082 7666

Any further questions can be directed to:

Franchise Development Division
Kementerian Perdagangan Dalam Negeri dan Hal Ehwal Pengguna
Aras 1, Blok Menara,
No.13, Persiaran Perdana
Presint 2, 62623 Putrajaya

Tel:03-8882 5500
Faks: 03 – 8882 6683