Best Start Grants
Best Start Grant
This payment is part of Best Start Grant and is a £250 payment made around the time a child normally starts Primary 1 to help with the costs of a child starting school. This money can be used for anything that families may need at this key stage in a child’s life.
You do not need to take up a place in school to get this. When to apply for School Age Payment depends on when your child was born. Applications will open on 1 June 2020 until 28 February 2021 for children who were born between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016.
Early Learning Payment
You can apply anytime when your child is aged between 2 years old and 3 years 6 months old.
If you get the Early Learning Payment, you'll get £250 for each child you can get the payment for. You can spend this money on any of the things you need for your child at this age.
Please visit https://www.mygov.scot/benefits/best-start/ or call our office for more info.